A Place of My Own: A Gardener's Education In it was re-released and re-titled as A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams.
The book begins by outlining how Michael reached the decision to build a "writers house", and to build it himself. The second chapter covers the site selection process.
The next chapter follows the design process, including references to Christopher Alexander 's A Pattern Language. The following four chapters: Footing, Framing, The Roof and Windows deal with the construction process. The final chapter covers finishing works and moving in.
The book is not a how-to book for first time builder. It is a general overview of the building process, the experiences involved and the motivations of the author. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Place of My The amateur builder edition.
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About half of it records the author's experiences as an amateur builder, with honest admis- sions of some mistakes. The rest, mixed in artlessly, is a miscel- lany. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder was Michael second book, after Second Nature: A Gardener's Education (). In it.