Pre-Order ‘How to Build’

How to Build Book

The day has come… pre-order your copy today!

How to Build: a House, a Life, a Future guides readers through my journey to homeownership, weaving a practical how-to guide into an enticing narrative. The story is a meditation on affordable housing, the student loan crisis, and what happens when a generation can’t afford to invest in their community.

150 pages, plus 100+ illustrations by Kati Ozanic and myself

“The engaging and informative narrative serves as a blueprint that reveals the true dimensionality of complex human endeavor.”

 Harry Gamboa Jr. (artist and educator) 
How to Build: a House, a Life, a Future

A special limited edition of 300 books will be released alongside the hardcover, paperback, and ebook version –pre-order your signed edition now.

This limited edition will also be a hardcover, bound in a vellum dust jacket with printed endsheets. Get Your Copy Now

“Roesch’s refreshingly transparent reflection on DIY home construction offers a practical and creative path to self-reliance and community building, especially for younger generations seeking their own meanings of home. While celebrating moments that are uniquely Houston, this personal case study demystifies the bureaucracies of home construction and encourages both owners and renters to learn more about the physical and conceptual intricacies of where and how we live.”

 Kelly Johnson (Houston artworker, curator and writer) 
How to Build: a House, a Life, a Future

“Roesch has written a warm, intimate and eminently readable book about a major life decision. By telling her own story of homesteading in the big city — and including the good, bad, and gnarly details of the process — she inspires others to find their agency and the means to pursue the dream of homeownership.” 

— Christina Rees (editor of Glasstire) —