Small Homes

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
ISBN: 0936070684
Size: 14.93 MB
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From the publishers of a popular series of building books comes Small Homes, which is highly relevant for these times -- getting smaller, rather than larger. Some 75 builders share their knowledge of building and design, with artistic, practical, and/or economical homes in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, and Lithuania. The average American home is 2,500 sq. ft. The tiny home averages 200-300 sq. ft. The small homes here are 400-1200 sq. ft. -- the middle ground -- not too big, not too small (a la Goldilocks). Compared to the average American home, small homes are less expensive, use less resources, are more efficient to heat and cool, and cheaper to maintain and repair. Compared to tiny homes, they offer a lot more space and breathing room. They are desirable for people who want to avoid a bank mortgage or high rents, yet need more room than a tiny house affords. Here are 65 small homes. They vary from unique and artistic to simple and low-cost. Some are plain, ordinary buildings that provide owners shelter at a reasonable cost -- and some are inspiring examples of design, carpentry, craftsmanship, imagination, creativity, and homemaking. Some are built with "natural materials," such as cob or straw, some with recycled wood or lumber milled on-site, some are old homes that have been remodeled, and many are designed and built from scratch by the owners. Many are in the country, some in small towns, and some in large cities. It's all in the hands. The underlying theme with Shelter's books, which cover an over-40-year span, is that you can create your own home with your own hands, using mostly natural materials. And note: A computer can't build your home for you. You still need a hammer (or nail gun), a saw -- and human hands.

Small Homes

Author: Kevin Ireton
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586544
Size: 14.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents a collection of over one hundred seventy-five photos and forty-five drawings and floor plans of smaller homes including guest houses, senior residences, and co-housing facilities.

Tiny Homes

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0936070528
Size: 13.96 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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More than 1,000 photos, along with stories and interviews follow the "tiny house" movement which is currently going on among people who have chosen to scale back in the 21st century. Original.

Compact Houses

Author: Gerald Rowan
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428613
Size: 10.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discover the huge possibilities of a small house! Whether you’re building from scratch or retrofitting an existing structure, these 50 innovative floor plans will show you how to make the most of houses measuring 1,400 square feet or less. Gerald Rowan presents creative and efficient layouts that use every inch of space, with tips on fully maximizing closets, porches, bathrooms, attics, and basements. From reorganizing a small storage area to building a brand-new home, you’ll find a detailed design to fit your family’s needs.

Designing For Small Homes

Author: Dylan Landis
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: UOM:39015037690842
Size: 17.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Through exquisite color photography and a thoughtful text, interior designers and architects explain hundreds of ingenious space-saving techniques for home decorators who are limited in space and budget.

Tiny Houses Built With Recycled Materials

Author: Ryan Mitchell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440592126
Size: 13.70 MB
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Join the tiny house trend! The tiny house movement is a big trend with a very small footprint. Extremely small house, with less than 1,000 square feet of space, are environmentally friendly, less expensive than typical homes, and often movable. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth and truly unique. Ryan Mitchell, author of The Tiny Life blog, shows you how to repurpose everyday items to create your new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles. Featuring profiles on tiny house owners with photographs and floor plans of the homes, ideas on where to find materials, and what to look for and avoid when selecting reclaimed materials, Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is a unique book perfect for your biggest DIY project yet!

Tiny Houses

Author: Mimi Zeiger
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847832031
Size: 17.51 MB
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Features over thirty small homes under a thousand square feet that serve different functions and subscribe to the new trend in substainable living architecture known as "microgreen living."