Tiny House Living

Tiny House Living

Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less Than 400 Square Feet

eBook - 2014
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Explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, and provides guidance for the transition to a smaller space, including practical strategies for paring down possessions and design tricks to maximize function in available space.

F+W Publishing

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset.

This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way.

Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own:

  • Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you.
  • Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions.
  • Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws.
  • Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space.
  • Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each.
Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.

Publisher: Iola : F+W Media, 2014
ISBN: 9781440333248
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Feb 09, 2017

The eleven tiny house "case studies" in this compilation serve as the source of topics for the author to write about his philosophy, experiences, and guidance. All the examples are trailer mounted. There are no floor plans but the excellent photographs provide many ideas for prospective tiny house builders. The book has a list of resources; and an index.

Jan 17, 2017

Nice stories and pics.
It works as an intro book to the subject rather than a guide; It fails to provide details of the constructions featured...(only links..)

Jlderdall Sep 19, 2015

Awesome book!

Jan 20, 2015

I'm in the process of downsizing and getting ready to make the Big Move to Live Small. This book is just what I needed to get started. Thank you! Looking forward to helping others along the way!

ksoles Sep 12, 2014

Want to spend less time and money on home maintenance? Live mortgage-free and face lower taxes? Have the freedom to travel and pursue hobbies? Most North Americans, says Ryan Mitchell, spend much of their lives chasing the dream of large home ownership only to compromise their savings, health and leisure. In his new book, "Tiny House Living," Mitchell asserts that living smaller can reap big rewards.

"Tiny House Living" begins by defining what constitutes a "tiny" house: generally fewer than 400 square feet. However, Mitchell makes it clear that area matters less than than sensibility; living small rejects consumer culture and the "bigger is better" mindset. Mitchell continues by examining the types of people to whom tiny houses appeal (commonly retirees and young professionals) and then presents eleven case studies based on his interviews with tiny house owners/builders. He shares their insights, successes and challenges and includes wonderful photographs of the completed homes, both inside and out.

The book ends with a comprehensive list of blogs (his own included), websites, and other resources for those considering a tiny home project. A highly recommended introduction for those considering a smaller and better life!

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