This is a book designed to help the individual fit a house to his needs, and those of his family. It is a book which people hoping to build should read, so that when the time comes, they can make their contribution to the architect, and gain in the results, a house that fits the demands of a growing family. Activity, quiet and privacy are three fundamentals. The suggestion is made to keep a notebook, a file of clippings, photographs, lists of pet peeves, record of storage space needed, data on community desirabilities, etc. There are chapters that will help the novice to read and interpret plans. There are charts that show how different types of houses at different price ranges will fit different styles of living and different needs.