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Author and seasoned architect Don Lohnes hopes to help readers build a comfortable home that meets their needs for space and location without a potential for future problems with his new book, "So You Want to Build a House" (published by AuthorHouse).

"My book does not describe how to actually build your house," Lohnes says, "but it takes you through the processes that will ease your efforts in reaching a successful conclusion."

Throughout the book, Lohnes shares his experiences from 40 years spent as an architect and as the general contractor for three of his own homes for the readers' gain. It describes Lohnes' personal experiences in a light manner presenting actual resolutions to common situations.

Not a technical manual, "So You Want to Build a House" is a guide of what to consider prior to making the first steps towards building a home.

"So You Want to Build a House" describes what to avoid when purchasing a site, and what to consider in regards to costs of location. In addition, it takes readers through what to consider when hiring an architect or home designer and how to prepare for that process. It also provides a cost estimating form and a sample schedule of the typical home construction process.

"Building a home is not a difficult process," Lohnes says, "provided you follow the steps described in my book in a logical manner."

"So You Want to Build a House"
By Don Lohnes
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781496941350
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781496941343
E-Book | 122 pages | ISBN 9781496941336
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Don Lohnes is a retired architect with 40 years of active practice behind him and several years experience in construction prior to obtaining his degree in architecture. He has personally built three homes, with the last being completely hands-on. In the last 10 years, he was regional director with the Department of Education on new school construction. On his last home, he became a certified installer of the Insulated Concrete Forms method of construction. In 2007, he became a fellow in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry's only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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