Inspiration for Constructing Tiny Homes Using Salvaged and Reclaimed Supplies
Author: Ryan Mitchell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: 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!
This book features in-depth interviews with movement residents, builders, and advocates, which the author uses to explore how the tiny house movement is challenging consumerism, overwork, and environmental destruction and facilitating a more meaningful understanding of home.
59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures
Author: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: 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.
‘Degrowth’, a type of ‘postgrowth’, is becoming a strong political, practical and cultural movement for downscaling and transforming societies beyond capitalist growth and non-capitalist productivism to achieve global sustainability and satisfy everyone’s basic needs. This groundbreaking collection on housing for degrowth addresses key challenges of unaffordable, unsustainable and anti-social housing today, including going beyond struggles for a 'right to the city' to a 'right to metabolism', advocating refurbishment versus demolition, and revealing controversies within the degrowth movement on urbanisation, decentralisation and open localism. International case studies show how housing for degrowth is based on sufficiency and conviviality, living a ‘one planet lifestyle’ with a common ecological footprint. This book explores environmental, cultural and economic housing and planning issues from interdisciplinary perspectives such as urbanism, ecological economics, environmental justice, housing studies and policy, planning studies and policy, sustainability studies, political ecology, social change and degrowth. It will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines.
Part green building primer, part architectural photo essay, this is an essential resource for professionals and homeowners interested in the leading edge of environmental building. Imhoff traveled extensively to document and photograph beautiful and novel alternatives to wood intensive-building. Building with Vision is the first book to link residential building with forest impacts. Nearly 1.5 million new houses are built in the United States each year, 90 percent framed with wood, and the average house consuming an acre's worth of trees. But as Building with Vision shows, from framing and siding to new building systems and finish materials, there are many ways architects, contractors, and homeowners can make high-quality, resourceful, long-lasting and beautiful decisions. Details include building techniques as well as materials, including Styrofoam, steel, concrete, straw bales, rammed earth, adobe and much more.
Cabins & Cottages For many the only way to go with housing is up: more rooms, more space, and more stuff to fill it all with. The only reason to save money is for them to get themselves into further debt to finance that huge house on the hill. More and more though, people find that the bigger house doesn't give them a bigger life or any more satisfaction while they're living among all the empty rooms. What once seemed to impress their friends and neighbors now seems over the top in a world of minimalist designs and real environmental concerns. Recent trends are favoring smaller, more compact and more self-conscious living. These homes are full of character, they are highly personalized, and they are driven by design and utility instead of might and size. In Cabins, Cottages and Teeny Tiny Livingyou will be introduced into the world of smaller homes and all that they can offer you. Whether you are looking for a small house, a shipping container home, a compact cabin, or even a tiny home you will be led with easy-to-follow and insightful advice that will take you from dreaming, to planning, to building your new small home with the bigger life. Cabins and cottages have long been seen as a cute dream or only suitable for a holiday home but this is no longer the case. By using special techniques you can create smaller and custom made homes with all the fun cabins and cottages can offer right in your home town. The stress of downsizing is no longer the burden it once was with the endless waves of innovation in the design world that allow you to have all the comforts of a modern life, and more, all in a few seamlessly connected small spaces. With the use of a few mirrors, some ingenious storage solutions and a new approach to interior design you can live in half the space with twice the excitement. Thanks to the recent popularity of the tiny house movement the design and philosophy of smaller homes has reached a wider audience and now many people are seeing this as one of the best options to save money and redefine the environment they live in. Learn not just how to live in a house but to live and interact with the space around you so it fits your needs. For many the idea of building your own cabin, cottage or tiny house is deeply mysterious and daunting. How can it be done on a budget? How can you gain zoning permission to build a tiny home among your established friends and family? Is it possible for just anyone to build their own home? You will be taken through all of these steps and given guidance in approaching a variety of homes as well as how to get through the tricky process of financing your own smaller home, sourcing recycled materials, and finding and buying the best plan for you. Whether you are just a beginner or you are a seasoned builder you will be given the tools for understanding how to start building your own smaller home, why you would want a smaller home, the advantages of living just with what you need, and the various features of the homes you can build. So what will it be? A cottage hidden away in the woods? A cabin to spend the summer by near the lake? A shipping container that lets you start living your life outside and in? Your very own unique tiny house that can be moved at a whim and meets your every desire? When you live small the choice is yours. Download Now! Click the Orange Button on the Top of the Page