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Maine / Do-It-Yourself Hses. #49115

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 02, 1977
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(Studio) Some Maine residents build do-it-yourself homes to beat high cost of hsing.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(ME) Hsebuilders. are trained at Shelter Institution in Bath, ME; students come from all over cntry., include Steve Muskie, son of Edmund Muskie. [Institution spokesperson Pat HENNIN - says all ways of solving building problem are examined, then best solution chosen.] Pamela Kenyon built most of house while husband, David, away. [KENYON - says they couldn't have bought house for amount spent for wife's building] Henry David Thoreau's poetry re: building noted. [Betty DEXTER - says this was dream; but it's not poetry, just hard work.]
REPORTER: John Martin

Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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