A short book with compact and meaty substance, recommended to any prospective builder. Step by step the plan of the house is gone over, cellar, septic tank, water supply, kitchen, doors, closets, etc. and contrasting uses of materials -- stone versus frame; the various types of heating, steam versus hot air, are dealt with. The book is amusingly written and contains a mine of information every layman needs. Mr. Peters speaks with authority, as one who has practised what he preaches -- and covers the field more succinetly and practically than it is covered in More House for Your Money.