This is the downloadable PDF of The Complete Set of Special Reports.
This is the brand-new fourth edition; extensively revised
and expanded to 312 colorful pages of bright ideas for building and
more than a thousand links to make it a completely interactive learning
experience for you. You can click through to helpful topics on our
website, and contribute, question, or correspond with knowledgeable
owner-builders in seconds who have "done it right".
We believe you can't do better than to read everything you can lay your hands on
before you build. There is so much money to waste through ignorance. No skilled
student of owner-building gets all they need from one book, be it ours or one of
our distinguished colleagues. Case in point: At our workshops we ask people how
many of the Ten Commandments of Owner-Building they remember after reading The O-B Book.
Nobody could remember more than three, even though they were all planning to build
within the year. That sort of unfamiliarity costs money and house quality.
So how do you master the subject? Not by memorizing; nobody does that. But by "immersing"
yourself in the subject. It wouldn't hurt you to read a dozen books. We think our
spin on it is money-saving, focused, and practical, and these reports are the proof.
Laced with several hundred new comments and suggestions by people actually building,
here's a collection that should save you a hundred times its cost. Several new
reports are now included in response to reader interest.