The Hand-Sculpted House by Ianto Evans
This is a book full of stories, philosophy and practical and artistic ideas for building your own home. This is the only book I've ever read which made the idea of building my own home (something I've dreamed about since I was a kid) seem like a practical reality.
My ideology is quite similar to the authors, so I had no problem with his philosophy (though other reviews I've read do) and actually found it quite refreshing to hear somebody being even more extreme than me in their views. If you have more time than money, are interested in having a lovely place to live and don't mind small houses ... this is a book of inspiration and beauty.
If you just like reading stories and seeing the pretty pictures, it's a nice browse as well. :-)