A Little House of My Own: 47 Grand Designs for 47 Tiny Houses

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Wonderfully illustrated with hundreds of photographs and scale drawings, a little house of my own is an exploration of a unique and eccentric fascination: the tiny home. Featuring Henry David Thoreau's Cabin at Walden, the Fredericksburg Sunday House, George Bernard Shaw's rotating Writing Hut, the Cape Cod Dune Shack and many more, it's a charming collection for anyone who's ever wanted to get away from it all-and still have it ...

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SIMPLE SHELTERS, COZY COTTAGS, HUMBLE HIDEAWAYS

Wonderfully illustrated with hundreds of photographs and scale drawings, a little house of my own is an exploration of a unique and eccentric fascination: the tiny home. Featuring Henry David Thoreau's Cabin at Walden, the Fredericksburg Sunday House, George Bernard Shaw's rotating Writing Hut, the Cape Cod Dune Shack and many more, it's a charming collection for anyone who's ever wanted to get away from it all-and still have it all under one roof.

"Part history, part fantasy, part builder's guide, this engaging book reflects our continuing fascination with smallness and miniaturization." -WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI, author of Home

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579121518
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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Lester Walker is an award-winning architect and author of numerous books related to houses and architecture, including Little House of My Own, Housebuilding for Children and Block Building for Children. He has been a professor of architecture at City College of New York and has lectured and presented seminars at Harvard, MIT, UCLA, and the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has appeared in such magazines as House Beautiful, Time, House and Garden, Life, and Progressive Architecture. He lives in Woodstock, New York, where his architectural firm is based.
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Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION

TINY HISTORIC HOUSES 19

TINY HOUSES THAT MOVE 87

TINY PREFABRICATED HOUSES 107

TINY PAPER AND CLOTH HOUSES 135

TINY HOUSES AS ART 151

TINY SPECIAL-USE HOUSES 159

TINY ROADSIDE HOUSES 181

TINY HOUSES FOR THE WILDERNESS 203

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