How to Build: a House, a Life, a Future
Ariane Roesch guides readers through her journey to homeownership, weaving a practical how-to guide into an enticing narrative. Her story is a meditation on affordable housing, the student loan crisis, and what happens when a generation can’t afford to invest in their community.
Limited Edition (300): $25
Praise for ``How to Build``
–– Harry Gamboa Jr., artist and educator
“Roesch has written a warm, intimate and eminently readable book about a major life decision. By telling her own story of homesteading in the big city — and including the good, bad, and gnarly details of the process — she inspires others to find their agency and the means to pursue the dream of homeownership.”
— Christina Rees, editor of Glasstire
“Roesch’s refreshingly transparent reflection on DIY home construction offers a practical and creative path to self-reliance and community building, especially for younger generations seeking their own meanings of home. While celebrating moments that are uniquely Houston, this personal case study demystifies the bureaucracies of home construction and encourages both owners and renters to learn more about the physical and conceptual intricacies of where and how we live.”
— Kelly Johnson, Houston artworker, curator and writer
Roesch guides readers through her journey to homeownership, listing documents needed to apply for a construction loan, items necessary to file for a building permit, and how to calculate debt-to-income ratio—weaving a practical how-to guide into an enticing narrative. Her story is a meditation on affordable housing, the student loan crisis, and what happens when a generation can’t afford to invest in their community.
“How to Build: a House, a Life, a Future” exposes the self-sufficiency and resourcefulness that explains why many are still able to call Houston their home.
“How to Build” was edited by Nancy Zastudil and designed by Bruno Pieroni.
The book features 100+ illustrations by Kati Ozanic and Ariane Roesch.
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