“How very fine it is to leaf through a 176-page book on architecture—from baliwicks to zomes—and find no palaces, no pyramids or temples, no cathedrals, skyscrapers, Kremlins, or Pentagons in sight…. Instead, a book of homes, habitations for human beings in all their infinite variety.”
—Edward Abbey

With over 1000 photographs and how-to instructional drawings, Shelter is a classic book celebrating the imagination, resourcefulness, and exuberance of human habitat.

First published in 1973, this over-sized tome serves as a history of hand-built structures—cave houses, communal huts, timber shacks, yurts, domes, and towers—and also a record of the countercultural builders of the ’60s who were learning and inventing as they went along. Today, after nearly forty years in print, Shelter continues to inspire countless carpenters and dreamers to do good work and build wild homes.

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