Microshelters

Author: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123546
Format: PDF
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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: 0762776315
Format: PDF, Docs
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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).

Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials

Author: Ryan Mitchell
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 144059211X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Describes methods of building tiny homes using recycled materials and provides examples of how different people built their own tiny homes"--

Building Small

Author: David Stiles
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440345465
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Micro Living

Author: Derek Diedricksen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612128764
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Live tiny without sacrificing the comforts of home, with Derek "Deek" Diedricksen's lively exploration of 40 small dwellings outfitted with features essential to full-time, year-round living, complete with floor plans, real experiences, and expert tips from tiny house residents.

Compact Houses

Author: Gerald Rowan
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428615
Format: PDF
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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 Designing Building and Living

Author: Andrew Morrison
Publisher: Alpha
ISBN: 9781465462701
Format: PDF
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Do you have what it takes to live tiny? Take the first step to achieving the dream of designing, building, and living in a tiny house (typically between 100-400 square feet). Idiot's Guides: Tiny House Designing, Building, and Living is the one-stop guide into this innovative concept of minimalist living. Dozens of helpful images and a full-color insert displaying different types of tiny houses help you visualize your dream. The book explores what it mentally takes to become a tiny house dweller and covers the best approach to designing and building a house that ideally fits your needs. The book includes an in-depth discussion on foundation types, financing and insurance, and legal standards, as well as building techniques, must-have utilities, and going off the grid, and home placement. Functional suggestions for d�cor, storage, and more are also featured. Bonus: three tiny house floor plans to illustrate what these homes entail.