Ken Isaacs

“How To Build Your Own Living Structures” is a manual created by architect Ken Isaacs in 1974.  It provides instructions on building everything from furniture to houses, and even basic vehicles, using commonly available tools and materials.  It’s an DIY, off-gridder, or even preppers dream, and certainly ahead of its time.
This quote sums up nicely the work done by Mr. Isaacs:
“The book gives you step-by-step instructions with plans for many different versions of Isaac’s original designs interspersed with ideas about simplicity, and getting rid of our personal possessions. The book is type written and spiral round in a nice Do-It-Yourself aesthetic, and Isaacs writes in a genial manner as if he were sitting across the table from you. He muses on the philosophical meanings of surplus and uses the designs as a means of addressing life as whole; a simple place to raise a family and house extended family that has a low impact on the surrounding natural environment – by the The Library of Radiant Optimism for Let’s Re-Make the World”

You can download the pdf version here.