Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design

I have been looking forward to the publication of Richard Olsen’s book Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design, and it has now been released by Rizzoli. Richard contacted me years ago during the book’s early stages, so it was great to hear from him today and see these pictures. Note that the images are all copyright Richard Olsen/Rizzoli, reprinted here by permission.

Read this great review in Architectural Record, and there’s also been nice coverage in New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine’s Time Style & Design, and the New York Journal of Books. Richard tells me that British Columbia is an important part of his geographic coverage. I am looking forward to my copy.

Buy the book! Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design. And check out this post on Richard’s blog for the book.

For handmade house nerds, some previous posts on handmade houses (one of which triggered Richard’s first email to me) are here:

If I had a hammer? What do you mean “If”? 
Handbuilt Houses of the Pacific Coast
At the Lake 
Handmade Houses of Christiania
Lloyd Kahn on Tiny Houses
Cosmic dust, on tumblr 

All photos copyright HANDMADE HOUSES BY RICHARD OLSEN/RIZZOLI INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS 2012. Reprinted here by permssion of Richard Olsen/Rizzoli.

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4 Responses to “Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design”

  1. Sarah Says:

    This book looks amazing! I’m ordering today. My 1973 copy of “Handmade Houses: A Guide to the Woodbutcher’s Art” (wood … butcher? Really?) has been thumbed to tatters.

  2. Mike Woods from Indianapolis Says:

    Very nice shots. It’s amazing what can be accomplished by hand.

  3. andrea Says:

    I have nothing to say, other than awwww yeahhhhh.

  4. L.Westerfield Says:

    Wow…..speaks to living with nature. How serene…

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