The Homestead Builder

Practical Hints for Handy-Men

Charles P. Dwyer


This practical classic, first published in 1872, is filled with handy advice on the best ways to plan and construct dwellings in any location, using wood, earth, and gravel.

Includes no-nonsense instructions and guidance for building:

  • Log cabins
  • Fence posts
  • Slab houses
  • Gates
  • Farm houses
  • Furniture
  • Cellars
  • Outdoor oven
  • Walkway
  • and more

Originally written for those fanning out from the eastern cities to homestead, The Homestead Builder is a fascinating historical record and completely useful handbook that is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Americana or inclined toward self-sufficiency.

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192 pages; 4 1/2 x 7 1/4


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