Small Homes: The Right Size (The Shelter Library of Building Books)

Small Homes: The Right Size (The Shelter Library of Building Books) Author Lloyd Kahn
ISBN-10 0936070684
ISBN-13 9780936070681
Year 2017-04-14
Pages 220
Language English
Publisher Shelter Publications
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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 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 Its all in the hands The underlying theme with Shelters 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 cant build your home for you You still need a hammer or nail gun a saw and human hands

Other Version:

Small Homes

Small Homes Author Lloyd Kahn
ISBN-10 0936070684
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 224

Tiny Homes

Tiny Homes Author Lloyd Kahn
ISBN-10 0936070528
Release 2012-01
Pages 214

Shelter

Shelter Author Lloyd Kahn
ISBN-10 9780936070117
Release 2000
Pages 176