"...a cornucopia of 1,300 photos featuring 150 different tiny homes, showing how they were built, giving resources and helpful tips of construction, supplying design solutions and inspiration for others, but also conveying WHY they were built. Tiny though they are, they are much more than mere shelter."
-Kevin Kelly, CoolTools.org
"Gives me chills, it's so inspiring." - Cheryl Long, Editor, The Mother Earth News
A "...photo-packed new volume ... (by) Shelter Publications founder and green architecture pioneer Lloyd Kahn..." - Publishers Weekly
"The book arrived today, all I can say is Wow! It's beautiful and another one of your masterpieces." - Kent Griswold, Tiny House Blog
"...a dream book...the scale is humble, but the architectural detail is rich..."
-Michael Tortellero, New York Times
our friend Lloyd Kahn's beautiful book, Tiny Homes."
Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing
"Tiny Homes is an amazing collection. ...The homes might be tiny but your inspiration is huge."
Richard Zanuck, Film Producer
"...a quirky photo-rich book that preaches the benefits of a 'grassroots movement to scale things back.'"
Jeffery Trachtenberg, Wall Street Journal
"...a glorious portfolio of quirky makers and dreamers..."
Penelope Green, New York Times
"Before McMansions, before the counter culture was granite and marble, there was Lloyd Kahn, champion of the hand-built house . . . progenitor of the new do-it-yourself movement"
Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times
"The common thread that weaves between the stories is the builders' immense pride of place, a drive for independence and a vision that, when little goes to waste, life can have greater meaning."
" ...a refreshing view into the wonderful world of small houses."
Watershed Sentinel, BC, Canada
"...splendid photos of home exteriors, interiors and landscapes..."
"What these structures might lack in square footage they more than make up for in economy, character and appeal..."
U-T San Diego
From the Author
TINY HOMES is especially timely due to the current grassroots movements in small homes. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, layoffs, scarcity of good jobs - these things have many people rethinking their ideas about shelter - seeking an alternative to high rents, or a lifelong mortgage debt to a bank on an overpriced home.
Here are some 150 builders who have created tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.). There are some 1,300 photos of homes on land, homes on wheels, homes on the road, homes on water, even homes in the trees. There are also studios, saunas, garden sheds, and greenhouses.
Here are builders, designers, architects (no less), dreamers, artists, road gypsies, and water dwellers who've achieved a measure of freedom and independence by taking shelter into their own hands.
"Scaling back in the 21st century"