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    Author(s): L.O. Andeson
    Date: 1969
    Source: Forest Products Journal Vol. 19, No. 12
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Five home designs are described to meet the need for better housing for low-income rural families. Homes feature theintelligent use of wood and wood products as much as possible, are intended for simple and efficient constructionwith typical building labor availableln rural areas, and `are designed to meet.thegoal of a three-bedroom home with at least 1000 square feet for $6000 without land, external utilities, interest, and financing. Pole-frame and wood pier foundation systems are widely used in order to reduce construction costs through elimination of masonry work. Scale models areillustrated. Actual building of prototype homes is now underway under the Federal Housing Administration's Experimental HousingProgram.

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    Andeson, L.O. 1969. Low-Cost Wood Homes for Rural America - Construction Manual. Forest Products Journal Vol. 19, No. 12

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