Tiny House Living

Tiny House Living

Ideas for Building and Living Well in Less Than 400 Square Feet

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Free yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance while making more room for th important things. Mitchell helps you explore the philosophies behind the tiny house movement, determine whether it's a good fit for you, and transition to a smaller space.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway Home, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781440333163
1440333165
Branch Call Number: 728.37 Mitc
Characteristics: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The tiny house lifestyle
Why choose voluntary simplicity?
The tiny house movement
How consumer culture impacts the movement
The path to living tiny
Designing a tiny life
Designing a tiny house
Realize your dream to live tiny

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Liber_vermis
Feb 09, 2017

The eleven tiny house "case studies" in this compilation serve as the source of topics for the author to write about his philosophy, experiences, and guidance. All the examples are trailer mounted. There are no floor plans but the excellent photographs provide many ideas for prospective tiny house builders. The book has a list of resources; and an index.

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mlofat
Jan 17, 2017

Nice stories and pics.
It works as an intro book to the subject rather than a guide; It fails to provide details of the constructions featured...(only links..)

Jlderdall Sep 19, 2015

Awesome book!

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naress
Jan 20, 2015

I'm in the process of downsizing and getting ready to make the Big Move to Live Small. This book is just what I needed to get started. Thank you! Looking forward to helping others along the way!

ksoles Sep 12, 2014

Want to spend less time and money on home maintenance? Live mortgage-free and face lower taxes? Have the freedom to travel and pursue hobbies? Most North Americans, says Ryan Mitchell, spend much of their lives chasing the dream of large home ownership only to compromise their savings, health and leisure. In his new book, "Tiny House Living," Mitchell asserts that living smaller can reap big rewards.

"Tiny House Living" begins by defining what constitutes a "tiny" house: generally fewer than 400 square feet. However, Mitchell makes it clear that area matters less than than sensibility; living small rejects consumer culture and the "bigger is better" mindset. Mitchell continues by examining the types of people to whom tiny houses appeal (commonly retirees and young professionals) and then presents eleven case studies based on his interviews with tiny house owners/builders. He shares their insights, successes and challenges and includes wonderful photographs of the completed homes, both inside and out.

The book ends with a comprehensive list of blogs (his own included), websites, and other resources for those considering a tiny home project. A highly recommended introduction for those considering a smaller and better life!

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