Tiny Homes

Simple Shelter : Scaling Back in the 21st Century

Kahn, Lloyd

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Tiny Homes
"Here are some 150 builders who have created tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.). Homes on land, homes on wheels, homes on the road, and homes on water, and homes in the trees. There are also studios, saunas, garden sheds, and greenhouses. Here is a rich variety of small homemade shelters, with 1,300 photos, along with stories of people who have chosen to provide their own roofs overhead."--P. [2] of cover.
Publisher: Bolinas, Calif. : Shelter Publications ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed in the United States by Publishers Group West, c2012
ISBN: 9780936070520
Branch Call Number: 728.3 K127t 2012
Characteristics: vii, 214 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,31 cm
Alternate Title: Simple shelter


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If your joy is to pour over numerous and detailed photographs of tiny homes, this is the book for you.

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Dec 20, 2013
  • gopherguts rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

fascinating! i couldn't put this one down!
my only concern was that i would have liked more details on the power and plumbing details. but maybe many of these houses didn't have adequate facilities....

Nov 22, 2013
  • JeanieG rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book has lots of photos which is really important for this subject matter. But many of the homes were very alternative and to me seemed a step backwards. We have the technology to be able to create very small and comfortable homes that are state of the art in energy efficiency. When tiny homes are associated with primitive living it is a big turnoff. Let's create tiny homes that go forward not backward.

Interesting but not practical in most cases. Many municipalities have minimum square footage requirements, and then there is meeting the local building codes.

If you own a few hundred acres of bush in northern Ontario and want a roof, then you may want to use some of the ideas in this book.

Oct 08, 2012
  • bookwormjeph rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a truly inspirational book that lauds living more simply in terms of housing, what we need and what is really important. A tribute to a more sustainable and certainly cheaper way of living which has a degree of appeal across all peoples-regardless of financial status. Or maybe it will just appeal to old hippies!

Mar 30, 2012
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Fun to read, but very few are practical. A few extra cubic feet of storage space would immensely improve most of the models, and avoid the chaos.


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