Living: Have Hammer, Will Teach

Maine couple ministers to the do-it-yourself crowd

HOUSEBUILDING 100. Mon.-Sun. for 3 wks. Tuition: $300 each; $450 per couple. If the Shelter Institute had a printed catalogue, that is how its one course entry might read. Located in the shipbuilding city of Bath, Me. (pop. 9,679), Shelter has a curriculum that could be outlined on a matchbook cover. If it had commencement ceremonies, its new graduates would probably sport construction helmets and carpenters' aprons instead of caps and gowns. Yet they leave knowing how to do something that most Americans only dream about doing: build a house.

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