Karrie Jacobs was founding editor of Dwell Magazine and knows her stuff. She also has an approachable, breezy writing style that is a joy to read. This book is the story of her quest to find the perfect $100,000 house “a great, cheap house, a place that I can afford, that satisfies my need for a home my taste for innovative design and and my desire for a more enlightened approach homebuilding.” It came out last summer; I wish I had not waited so long to read it.
It is a road trip; sort of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for the Dwell set. She crossed the country twice, met almost…
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