Building a Low-Cost Country Home in the Ozarks

Frank D. Spaun and his family move across country and build a low-cost country home in the Ozarks. Includes information on Ozarks land, the house design, walls and floors, roof and foundation and root cellar.

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Giving up the security and promise of my career and taking complete charge of my life were the hardest things I've ever done. But Thoreau's claim that "the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation" had struck home for me: I felt like one of those men.
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