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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter - Lloyd Kahn
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter
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There's a grassroots movement in tiny homes these days. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, burning out on 12-hour workdays -- many people are rethinking their ideas about shelter -- seeking an alternative to high rents, or a lifelong mortgage debt to a bank on an overpriced home.In... show more
There's a grassroots movement in tiny homes these days. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, burning out on 12-hour workdays -- many people are rethinking their ideas about shelter -- seeking an alternative to high rents, or a lifelong mortgage debt to a bank on an overpriced home.In this book are some 150 builders who have taken things into their own hands, creating tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.). Homes on land, homes on wheels, homes on the road, homes on water, even homes in the trees. There are also studios, saunas, garden sheds, and greenhouses.There are 1,300 photos, showing a rich variety of small homemade shelters, and there are stories (and thoughts and inspirations) of the owner-builders who are on the forefront of this new trend in downsizing and self-sufficiency.At the heart of our 1973 book Shelter were drawings of 5 small buildings, which we recommended as a starting point in providing one's own home. Now, almost 40 years later, there's a growing tiny house movement all over the world -- which we've been tracking over the past two years.Many people have decided to scale back, to get by with less stuff, to live in smaller homes. You can buy a   ready-made tiny home, build your own, get a kit or pre-fab, or live in a bus, houseboat, or other movable shelter. Some cities have special ordinances for building "inlaw" or "granny flats" in the back yard. There are innovative solutions in cities, such as the "capsules" in Tokyo. There are numerous blogs and websites with news, photos, and/or plans for tiny homes, documented here.If you're thinking of scaling back, you'll find plenty of inspiration here. Here's a different approach, a 180º turn from increasing consumption. Here are builders, designers, architects (no less), dreamers, artists, road gypsies, and water dwellers who've achieved a measure of freedom and independence by taking shelter into their own hands.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780936070520 (0936070528)
ASIN: 936070528
Publisher: Shelter Publications
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
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The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it
4.5 Tiny Homes
I'm not sure why I'm so fascinated by little houses but I am. This book about them is a beauty. This is not a how-to manual. You'll have to look elsewhere for blueprints. this is more of a dream book. It shows lot of tiny houses, all under 500 sq ft. It has detailed photographs of interiors an...
grapeapril75
grapeapril75 rated it
5.0 Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter
I loved all the wonderful photos in this book!! Fantastically creative structures! How can such tiny houses be so fabulous? Several were truly inventive.I especially liked the houses that documented the construction as well as the completed structure. It makes me want to buy a small acre or two and...
Sparrow
Sparrow rated it
I LOVE TINY HOUSES!! Look:snowboarder tiny house:Lighthouse tiny house:hobbit tiny house:I don’t even LIKE hobbits, but I would so live in that house if it’s as cool on the inside as it looks on the outside. And if it has hot running water.This book is pretty fucking cool. It has a bunch of rad t...
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