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Small Homes

The Right Size
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shelter Publications
 | 
March, 2017
ISBN:
9780936070681
In stock now: 
2
$43.50 CAD$34.80 CAD20%
Banyen's Description: 

From Lloyd Kahn, the creator/publisher of a popular series of building books comes Small Homes, which is highly relevant for these times. Getting smaller, rather than larger. Some 65 builders share their knowledge of building and design, with artistic, practical, and/or economical homes in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand and Lithuania.

This book is about homes that are larger than “tiny,” but smaller than the national average. It’s a logical step for Shelter Publications after our two books on tiny homes. 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.

These are (but for a few) between 400–1200 square feet of floor area — less than half the size of the typical new American home. (By way of comparison, homes in our book, Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, averaged 200–300 sq. ft.)

 

The homes here — some 65 of them — 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.

This is the seventh in a series of highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The series, The Shelter Library of Building Books, includes Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Each of these books has over 1,000 photos, and each 2-page spread is carefully laid out with respect to balance of graphics and clarity of information.  The underlying theme with Shelter's books, which has continued for over 40 years (he was shelter editor for The Whole Earth Catalog), is that it's possible for you to create your own home with your own hands, using natural materials. Some of these homes are in the country, some in small towns, and some in large cities.

Publisher’s Description: 

From the publishers of a popular series of building books comesSmall 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. This is the seventh in a series of highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The series, The Shelter Library Of Building Books," includeShelter,Shelter II (1978),Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008),Tiny Homes (2012), andTiny Homes on the Move (2014). Each of these books has over 1,000 photos, and each 2-page spread is carefully laid out with respect to balance of graphics and clarity of information. A running theme with them is that people have been inspired by one book to build their own home, and this will be included in a subsequent book. For example, many of the homes inHome Work were inspired byShelter. And so on. The underlying theme with Shelter's books, which has continued for over 40 years, is that it's possible for you to create your own home with your own hands, using natural materials. Some of these homes are in the country, some in small towns, and some in large cities. "

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