If you are weary of a large house with high property taxes, big utility bills, tons of maintenance, and too much stuff, you’re definitely not alone! Millions of Americans are turning to smaller living spaces as a pathway to a happier, stress-reduced life.
The Giant Book of Tiny Homes captures the essence of this downsizing trend by showcasing homes across a spectrum of styles and locations, each filled with stylish interiors, ingenious solutions for small-space living, and stories of contented homeowners. Plus, you’ll get great advice and insights from the growing number of talented builders and architects who have trained their skills on creating beautiful, imaginative smaller dwellings. Whether custom-designed for a traditional foundation, assembled on a moveable trailer, or flat-packed and flown in by helicopter, small houses are all about “less is more.” If you’re a small house aficionado or simply considering the possibilities, this book is your inspiration for living large in a small space!
John Riha is an author and editor whose work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Men’s Journal, House Beautiful, Popular Mechanics, and other national publications. He is the former Features Editor for Country Home magazine, Managing Editor of Traditional Home magazine, Executive Editor of Better Homes and Gardens, and Editorial Director of Meredith’s Special Interest Media—a group of 120 magazine titles and six websites. He has written seven books on remodeling and home improvement, including All About Kitchen Remodeling (Meredith), All About Decks (Meredith), and Creating Curb Appeal (Meredith). He is the Editorial Director of RT3 Media, a content-creation service with clients that include HGTV, Discovery, AARP, Reader’s Digest, Centennial Media, and others. He and his wife live in Ashland, Oregon, and enjoy backpacking, camping, fly fishing, and backyard barbecues.