The Mud House

  • by Richard Glover
  • Narrated by Richard Glover
  • 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Four friends. One block of land. No power tools.
'One day,' Philip said, 'I'd like to build something bigger.... Like a house. We could just buy a block of land, you know, the four of us, and have a go.' It was just an idea. Then it started to take shape.
In this frank, funny and thought-provoking memoir, Richard Glover describes how he and his friend, Philip, and their partners built a house in the bush on weekends. It was a huge and exhausting undertaking...not least because they decided to use mudbricks.
'Imagine this - with mudbrick you have a building that is made out of the very earth it stands on.... There is another thing: the stuff is free. Once we buy the land we'll have no money left. This way we can get started as soon as we have the block.'
In the end it took three years simply to make the bricks. As for the house itself... But the process gave Richard the opportunity to examine things he had never quite reconciled to himself - big things, like what it means to be a man, the nature of male relationships, fatherhood – and to challenge himself in the kind of blokey environment he had rejected.
Above all, the mud house proved that even if it 'wasn't the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel', there is nothing like the satisfaction of making something with your own hands.

More

Title Not For Sale In This Country

Audible does not currently have the rights to sell this title in your country.

Please consider another book.

Continue Browsing

See More Like This

Customer Reviews

No customer reviews available

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2016
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd