Microshelters

Author: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612123547
Release Date: 2015-09-19
Genre: House & Home

If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible. Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own. You’ll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.

Humble Homes Simple Shacks Cozy Cottages Ramshackle Retreats Funky Forts

Author: Derek Diedricksen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762776313
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: House & Home

This Old House meets Wayne’s World in this zany guide to designing and building tiny homes Derek Diedricksen has always had a love for small, modest houses ever since his father gave him the book Tiny Tiny Houses by Lester Walker for his tenth birthday. Combining his artistic abilities, wild imagination, and his passion for small houses, he self-published Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts, and Whatever the Heck Else we could Squeeze in Here in 2009. This book is a collection of Diedricksen’s creative/imaginative sketches for building small houses, shacks, cottages, and forts. The sketches are accompanied with hand-written commentary, both instructive and comical. Derek’s main purpose is to get your creative juices flowing and encourage you to get off the couch and use your hands. Believing that specific building plans squash creativity, he avoids too many detailed instructions, giving you the chance to put your own creative spin on your very own small abode (even if it is just in your imagination).

The Tiny Book of Tiny Houses

Author: Les Walker
Publisher: Overlook Books
ISBN: 0879515104
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Architecture

Profiles seventeen small buildings, some used as permanent housing, some as temporary accommodations, and some as workplaces, including Thoreau's cabin and an ice fishing shanty, and provides structural diagrams and plans

Tiny House Living

Author: Ryan Mitchell
Publisher: Betterway Home Books
ISBN: 9781440333248
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: House & Home

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle! Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset. This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way. Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own: Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you. Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions. Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws. Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space. Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each. Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.

Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials

Author: Ryan Mitchell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440592126
Release Date: 2016-02-05
Genre: House & Home

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!

Building Small

Author: David Stiles
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 9781440345487
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: House & Home

Live large by building small! 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.

Tiny House Basics

Author: Joshua Engberg
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 9781633535725
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: House & Home

#1 Amazon Bestseller! Tiny House Basics ─ The joy of tiny house living Tiny house living is sustainable living: Tiny House Basics is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. They show you how your life still can be comfortable and entertaining in a tiny house living environment. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. You can still keep your closet full and pantry stocked. Tiny house living tips and tricks: As avid campers and off roaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks to help you enter the world of small space living. You will learn about: • How to maintain a good relationship in a small space • Practical downsizing for everyone • Small space living with pets • The pros and cons of off grid living and on grid living • How to make your small space feel big • Keeping your small space feeling fresh with practical storage solutions and design tips • Equipping your space for entertaining • Accordion/bi-fold style windows • How downsizing and simplifying your life will allow you more freedom and time

Compact Houses

Author: Gerald Rowan
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428613
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: House & Home

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.

Tiny House Builder How to Build a Simple Wooden House Step By Step Guide With Over 100 Pictures and Plans

Author: Colvin Tonya Nyakundi
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
ISBN: 9781311344984
Release Date: 2015-02-16
Genre: House & Home

Table of Contents Introduction Required Tools and Construction Materials Logisticsof Building Small Wooden Houses How to optimize your employees’ performance Necessary Finishing Touches Conclusion Appendix 24 x 32 Small house Plans 20 x 30 Small House Plans 16 x 20 Bunkhouse Plans Building Process Pictures for our bunkhouse Author Bio Publisher Introduction It is everyone’s dream to own a home in a quiet, secluded and serene environment. Owning such a home offers total privacy and a therapeutic experience that can’t be found elsewhere. Regardless of whether it is the primary or secondary residence, it offers the perfect getaway during weekends and holidays. A simple and comfortable wooden house is what you need in order to have a feeling of serenity and privacy. If you want to bond with your spouse, children or friends, there is no better way to do it than spend sometime with them around a simple wooden house in a secluded environment. On top of bonding with family and friends, a wooden house provides the perfect resting place after a successful hunting trip. Wooden houses can be built anywhere on earth regardless of the natural phenomena experienced there. For instance, you can build the house in areas prone to earthquakes and rest assured that nobody will be severely injured or die in case of an earthquake. Even if the house is brought to the ground by an earthquake, there is minimal probability of anybody being injured with wooden walls and roof. Repairing wooden houses is also quite cheap when compared to repair of houses built with concrete, blocks, bricksor any other construction material. This means that you’ll end up saving money by simply deciding to build a wooden house. It is also quite easy to alter the design of a wooden house than houses built using other materials. If you want special features in a home, all you need to do is make sure that you own a wooden house and then install all the features you want. With the book “How to Build a Simple Wooden House,” you’ll have everything required to construct a wooden house anywhere in the world. The book contains step by step guidelines on how you can build such a house from scratch. Start your journey to owning your dream home by reading the book: How to Build a Simple Wooden House!!!

Tiny Houses

Author: Nancy Ross
Publisher: PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781508061106
Release Date: 2017-02-19
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Do You Want To Discover The Easy Way To Design Your Tiny Home For Simpler Living? Whether you want to know how to build, design or decide if a tiny home is right for you this book will help you. Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn • The Benefits of Tiny Homes • Ways To Finance Your Tiny Home • Finding The Perfect Location • Easy Space Hacks To Make Tiny Home Living Easier • Kitchen Ideas • Living Room, Bathroom, Bedrooms Design • Tips And Tricks To Understand Tiny Home Living • Much, Much, More!

Energy Dreams

Author: Michael Marder
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231542838
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Philosophy

The question of energy is among the most vital for the future of humanity and the flourishing of life on this planet. Yet, only very rarely (if at all) do we ask what energy is, what it means, what ends it serves, and how it is related to actuality, meaning-making, and instrumentality. Energy Dreams interrogates the ontology of energy, from the first coinage of the word energeia by Aristotle to the current practice of fracking and the popularity of “energy drinks.” Its sustained multi-disciplinary investigation builds a theoretical infrastructure for an alternative energy paradigm. This study unhinges stubbornly held assumptions about energy, conceived in terms of a resource to be violently extracted from the depths of the earth and from certain living beings (such as plants, converted into biofuels), a thing that, teetering on the verge of depletion, sparks off movement and is incompatible with the inertia of rest. Consulting the insights of philosophers, theologians, psychologists and psychoanalysts, economic and political theorists, and physicists, Michael Marder argues that energy is not only a coveted object of appropriation but also the subject who dreams of amassing it; that it not only resides in the dimension of depth but also circulates on the surface; that it activates rest as much as movement, potentiality as much as actuality; and that it is both the means and the end of our pursuits. Ultimately, Marder shows that, instead of being grounded in utopian naïveté, the dreams of another energy—to be procured without devastating everything in existence—derive from the suppressed concept of energy.

Colorstrology

Author: Michele Bernhardt
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594740259
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Self-Help

Four out of 10 North Americans read their horoscope daily, 10 out of 10 have a birthday, and almost all of them see the world in living colour.Colorstrology, already with a highly successful website at colorstrology.com, infuses elements of astrology and numerology with the spirituality of colour to create a colour profile for every day of the year. Cleverly packaged with 32 pages of perforated colour chips, this new genre of metaphysical fun will bridge the consumer gap between the house-proud urbanite and the barefoot spiritualist.Colorstrology, the company, is rolling out an entire line of branded products, from cosmetics and jewellery to cards and flowers, but this is the only comprehensive book available by the author who New York magazine calls a "must-see phenomenon."