Tiny Houses



With McMansions Increasingly Giving Way To Tiny Houses, The Desire To Downsize And Be Ecologically And Economically Prudent Is A Concept Many Are Beginning To Embrace Focusing On Dwelling Spaces All Under , Square Feet, TINY HOUSES Rizzoli, April By Mimi Zeiger Aims To Challenge Readers To Take A Look At Their Own Homes And Consider How Much Space They Actively Use Ranging From Tree Houses To Floating Houses, TINY HOUSES Features An International Collection Of Over Thirty Modular And Prefab Homes, Each One Embodying Microgreen Living , Defined As The Creation Of Tiny Homes Where People Challenge Themselves To Live Greener Lives By Using A Thoughtful Application Of Green Living Principles, Renewable Resources For Construction, And Clever Ingenuity, These Homes Exemplify Sustainable Living At Its BestTiny Houses

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Tiny Houses
  • Mimi Zeiger
  • English
  • 09 September 2018
  • 0847832031

10 thoughts on “Tiny Houses

  1. says:

    I have long been fascinated by tiny living spaces ships quarters, train cars, and little houses My wildest dreams are realized with the trend of tiny houses, lighter on the environment with their small footprints,beautiful than conventional houses because the owners are spending on design, not a two or three car garage Can you imagine how my heart swelled when my adorable wife checked this book out from the library and put it into my hands All she said was, I thought you might like I have long been fascinated by tiny living spaces ships quarters, train cars, and little houses My wildest dreams are realized with the trend of tiny houses, lighter on the environment with their small footprints,beautiful than conventional houses because the owners are spending on design, not a two or three car garage Can you imagine how my heart swelled when my adorable wife checked this book out from the library and put it into my hands All she said was, I thought you might like this, and I m all over again the world s luckiest person This book is an essay on some of today s most lovely tiny homes The book starts with the largest homes and works down to the smallest I was alarmed before I realized this, especially since the first pages are homes at around above 1100 square feet Our own house is in this category, and while it is definitely small, it is far from the truly tiny Anyway, once the book dipped down below 1000 square feet, the wonderfulness of clever design exploded The final entry in the book a 10 foot squared home, actually flat packed furniture is cheating, and not in the spirit of the project, but everything else is cool I only wish there werepictures alongsideinterviews, anecdotes, stories, and homes

  2. says:

    Both satisfying and irritating Satisfying because the trend if there is one toward smaller andsustainable is a good thing although I don t believe for a minute that sustainability is happening in any major way in the U.S , and because smallness is cuteness Irritating because affordability is never mentioned here how much does each project cost per square foot smaller doesn t automatically mean cheaper , because some of these seem only architects vanity projects, some of them see Both satisfying and irritating Satisfying because the trend if there is one toward smaller andsustainable is a good thing although I don t believe for a minute that sustainability is happening in any major way in the U.S , and because smallness is cuteness Irritating because affordability is never mentioned here how much does each project cost per square foot smaller doesn t automatically mean cheaper , because some of these seem only architects vanity projects, some of them seem to be the whimsies of rich people the gorgeous tree house , and most of them are situated in either lovely rural wilderness areas or dense urban areas, both of which have high land costs None of these tiny houses, for example, sit between a Wal mart and a barbeque joint in Arkansas They relikely to have stunning views of fjords, or perch next to rushing streams Most are in Europe The projects range from 1800 sq.ft to 10 sq.ft that one s a gimmick it s a box containing flat furniture that you unpack and assemble house not provided A lot of the smallest houses are prefab, driven to the site and assembled Many are updated trailer park or pod style housing Which, in today s economy, I think is a good thing People obviously need to have smaller, cheaper options but not everything here is actually livable, or even actually housing

  3. says:

    jared picked this up for me at the library because he knows that i am obsessed with tiny houses if i was still single, i would totally buy one of those tiny little victorians that people set up in, like, their uncle s driveway or whatever but i can t do that as long as i live with jared because he likes to pile enormous stacks of books, papers, dishes, clothing, shoes, curtains, tools, etc on every available surface i couldn t live with the clutter in a smaller space.this book is mostly just jared picked this up for me at the library because he knows that i am obsessed with tiny houses if i was still single, i would totally buy one of those tiny little victorians that people set up in, like, their uncle s driveway or whatever but i can t do that as long as i live with jared because he likes to pile enormous stacks of books, papers, dishes, clothing, shoes, curtains, tools, etc on every available surface i couldn t live with the clutter in a smaller space.this book is mostly just photographs of tiny houses, defined by the editor as houses that clock in under 1000 square feet this took me aback jared i measured our own house, which is a one bedroom bungalow most likely built in the 1920s it s between 700 800 square feet so technically, it s a tiny house i don t feel like i live in a tiny house though i feel like i live in a one bedroom house it really doesn t seem any smaller than most apartments i ve lived in it s considerably larger than someanyway.combine the rather large tiny house footprint with the fact that the author was muchinterested in aesthetics than functionality, you have a coffee table book full of so called tiny houses that are completely uninhabitable sure, people can in some cases do live in some of the house, but a lot of them are just architecture experiments people mucking around with green materials or unusual window treatments or whatever i don t really care about architecture so i did not find this remotely exciting my interest in tiny houses comes from wondering how much space is really enough for a person to live a normal, satisfying life i think that if you have to find a backyard to park your house in with a friend who will let you use their bathroom, it doesn t count if you can t cook in your tiny house there s no cold storage for, like, a gallon of milk, i don t want to hear about it if you can t live in it when it s snowing or when it s the dead of summer because it s not weather tight appropriately insulated, i m done pretty much every tiny house in this book was an exhibition piece for an archutectural firm or some kind of weird art project ugh

  4. says:

    Where to start on this review It is a space although small so ripe for comment 1 Why on Earth did I read this book I saw it while browsing at the library website and thought the concept of designing a home to be space efficient would be interesting and educational The weird use of space in homes bugs me I wantof this and less of that , so I was interested to see what was in this book.2 The pictures were frequently lovely and sometimes reflected the space well but other times left Where to start on this review It is a space although small so ripe for comment 1 Why on Earth did I read this book I saw it while browsing at the library website and thought the concept of designing a home to be space efficient would be interesting and educational The weird use of space in homes bugs me I wantof this and less of that , so I was interested to see what was in this book.2 The pictures were frequently lovely and sometimes reflected the space well but other times left me really wondering where the person was standing and wantingdetails on the dwelling The floor plan illustrations were confusing to me at times, which is odd, because normally I m fine reading floor plans I still don t know what I was missing there.3 The houses themselves many interesting, a few had very useful and creative uses of space, and many struck me as an architect s Utopian fantasy that had nothing to do with reality Allow me to sample Essentially it is an oxidized steel clad box, lined with fir on the interior There is no electricity and no internal bathroom But what the house lacks in amenities it makes up for in design and materials REALLY And before anyone gets all well, in third world countries on me, bear in mind that this home is a prefab housing unit in Wisconsin built in 2004 I m suspecting there isn t a huge market for this home Oddly, it was actually this third point that made this book worth reading Just for the voyeuristic joy of ogling some really bizarre dwellings including one in Belgium built in a former red light district and outfitted with an entirely glass facade, with colorful neon lights around each window to ensure that passersby notice the structure, the inhabitants, and the unenclosed toilet Many of the homes leave me saying, Huh 3 5

  5. says:

    I m into the smaller tiny house trend, and this book has some lovely eye candy designed by architects, to show other architects how cool they are , but half of the houses I consider non livable Sorry, but a house in which cooking and bathing are to be done outside doesn t cut it Huge houses have gotten away from the idea of shelter But doing the same with small houses doesn t help the cause An indoor toilet, shower and cooking are pretty much non negotiable basics in the US for most of I m into the smaller tiny house trend, and this book has some lovely eye candy designed by architects, to show other architects how cool they are , but half of the houses I consider non livable Sorry, but a house in which cooking and bathing are to be done outside doesn t cut it Huge houses have gotten away from the idea of shelter But doing the same with small houses doesn t help the cause An indoor toilet, shower and cooking are pretty much non negotiable basics in the US for most of us We re not going back to a privy and cooking over a campfire Have you been in third world cities where people cook outside Talk about pollution Let s not get confused with some kind of primitive camping utopian ideal it s not a long term solution One example from the book, Watershed, had a low window to watch the tunnels under the studio that serve as small homes for reptiles Read snakes for us regular people Where I live those are rattlesnakes, and you don t want them cozying up under your house We can t convince people to go smaller without a practical vision And that s not a contradiction in terms, either Some notable examples in this book Lowerline residence, Slothouse, Delta shelter, Option house, Minihome solo and Weebee house are all worth a look For real life examples check out Makers of the Weebee house

  6. says:

    Though true to its name, Tiny Houses read and lookedlike a minimalist architect s wet dream than a book about the DIY, low impact ethos of the tiny house movement While the introduction to the book calls out the microgreen side of sustainable architecture and indeed many of the houses featured in the book are prefabricated and mobile, treading lightly on the environment few of the structures are attainable for less than the cost of a standard house The prefab, off grid Arado WeeHouse Though true to its name, Tiny Houses read and lookedlike a minimalist architect s wet dream than a book about the DIY, low impact ethos of the tiny house movement While the introduction to the book calls out the microgreen side of sustainable architecture and indeed many of the houses featured in the book are prefabricated and mobile, treading lightly on the environment few of the structures are attainable for less than the cost of a standard house The prefab, off grid Arado WeeHouse, for instance, comes with a steep 60,000 price tag.Looking for a book of gorgeously architected, minimally decorated homes with small footprints Five stars Looking for a book that inspires the average citizen to pack up their wasteful suburban lifestyle and build a tiny eco home of their own This isn t the book for you

  7. says:

    In comparison to Zeiger s other two books on tiny houses Micro Green Tiny Houses in Nature and Tiny Houses in the City I d give this one third place the modern, often sterile feeling, designs seemed to value aesthetics over functionality which, in my opinion, doesn t support the heart of a tiny house s purpose Plus the cost to build the designs featured in Tiny Houses had to be huge So, again, not in line with my ideas for tiny living.2 stars

  8. says:

    I enjoyed this book, but I have to agree with some of the other commentators who complained that some of the houses weren t really livable due to not having basic stuff like kitchens and bathrooms For me, the fascinating thing about tiny houses is seeing how they can manage to fit all stuff you need for a home living, sleeping, dining cooking areas, and bathroom facilities into such a small area It s pretty easy to make a tiny house that doesn t have a kitchen or bathroom For me, a one room I enjoyed this book, but I have to agree with some of the other commentators who complained that some of the houses weren t really livable due to not having basic stuff like kitchens and bathrooms For me, the fascinating thing about tiny houses is seeing how they can manage to fit all stuff you need for a home living, sleeping, dining cooking areas, and bathroom facilities into such a small area It s pretty easy to make a tiny house that doesn t have a kitchen or bathroom For me, a one room building with no electricity or plumbing doesn t really count as a proper house It s fine as an art project or whatever, but no one is actually going to want to live there full time

  9. says:

    What a terrific little book about tiny houses Such a vast array of architectural styles are represented from intentionally small houses from around the world A short discussion about the new trend to make small houses on purpose instead of just ever expanding our house size The three R s reduce, reuse, recycle does start with reduce after all.Some construction details or reasons for construction decisions made are included for each house A real emphasis on celebrating beautiful and functiona What a terrific little book about tiny houses Such a vast array of architectural styles are represented from intentionally small houses from around the world A short discussion about the new trend to make small houses on purpose instead of just ever expanding our house size The three R s reduce, reuse, recycle does start with reduce after all.Some construction details or reasons for construction decisions made are included for each house A real emphasis on celebrating beautiful and functional innovative design The photography is lush, dense and just lovely There are so many houses in here that I would love to live in But, sigh, where would I ever put all my stuff though

  10. says:

    This was a fun picture book, almost like a miniature coffee table book The book consists of photos of environmentally friendly tiny houses These small wonders don t leave much of a carbon footprint on the earth My personal favorite was the one bedroom really a sleeping loft Weebee House It is sooo cute I can picture it on a nice piece of seacoast property Well, I can dream, can t I

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