Multcolib My Librarian Alison: Mini, micro, tiny
Annotation: Pockets of people all over America are realizing the benefits of scaling down. They are designing a new dream, one that reunites extended families, makes space for friends, and emphasizes home life over home maintenance.
Annotation:This book includes a brief history and philosophy of tiny dwellings, plans for several box bungalows and photos of tiny house interiors and exteriors.
Annotation:Parnassus on Wheels is the story of an adventuresome man who travels through New England in 1915 on his bookwagon, hoping to enlighten numerous communities. He becomes involved in many roadside brawls and heroic escapes in the process.
Annotation:This book examines how architects and designers are addressing the challenge to produce small-scale habitats that are ecological, flexible and efficient, yet still adhere to modern standards of style and comfort.
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I'm fascinated by the unique ways people choose to house themselves; I especially love paging through books of DIY house projects designed to make the most of small spaces. Here are some of my favorite titles, with a few websites and some fiction (always some fiction!) thrown in for good measure.