Do you daydream about downsizing your living space? Or perhaps you long for a more eco-friendly and sustainable way of life. The tiny house movement continues to gain popularity as more and more people look to simplify their lives and reconnect with nature.
Building Small is your key to joining the tiny house revolution with designs for homes as well as a range of backyard buildings including workspaces and sheds. There's tons of practical how-to construction advice including best practices, common pitfalls and tips for the do-it-yourself carpenter. Within these pages you'll find:
• Complete plans for seven tiny houses • Strategies for outfitting your tiny house with lighting, water, heating and waste removal • Ideas for floor layout and interior design • Success stories and inspirational photos of tiny homes Whether you're considering a timber-framed cottage or a modular cube-style home, Building Small offers a wide range of approaches for planning and building your small structure.
About the Author
David and Jeanie Stiles have written a total of 25 “how-to” books on building projects from treehouses and forts, to sheds, gazebos and garden houses, and have sold over one-million copies. They have received several awards, including the ALA’s Notable Children’s Book Award for “Treehouses You Can Actually Build.” Their work has appeared in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, and The New York Times. Television appearances include HGTV and the Discovery Channel.
David and Jeanie divide their time between New York City and East Hamptom, N.Y. where they live in a barn they renovated themselves; here they build many of the projects featured in their books.