A Tiny Home to Call Your Own [NOOK Book]


You can live in an attractive, aesthetically appealing. upscale house AND you can do it so that it is quality built, architecturally beautiful, highly marketable and profitable. Small is beautiful and functional in housing. Smaller scale homes can be more livable, cozy, homey, enjoyable, low maintenance, easy to clean.

Uses for Tiny Houses include:
• Anyone who wants less ...
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A Tiny Home to Call Your Own

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You can live in an attractive, aesthetically appealing. upscale house AND you can do it so that it is quality built, architecturally beautiful, highly marketable and profitable. Small is beautiful and functional in housing. Smaller scale homes can be more livable, cozy, homey, enjoyable, low maintenance, easy to clean.

Uses for Tiny Houses include:
• Anyone who wants less space to take care of in exchange for more time, freedom and money.
• For an elderly parent, student or return-to-the-nest kid to have an independent place of their own, yet be close by.
• Your personal "get away" space, home office, professional work space, writer's or artist's studio or rental.
• As a starter house desgined for future expansion as the family grows and money becomes available.
• Student Rental.
• That Boomerang kid that keeps returning to your roost.
• Nanny or care taker house.
• Honeymoon house.
• Extra private guest room
• Bed and breakfast expansion
• Rental income
• Home office or professional space
• Workshop for hobbies, pottery, forage, quilting, crafts
• Home Gym
• Man cave
• Away space

People Who Might be Interested in a Tiny Home Include:
• Downsizers
• Empty nesters
• Pre-retirement & retirees
• Sandwich generation
• Semi-assisted living individuals
• Parents, grandparents, extended family
• Newlyweds
• Couples who make better neighbors than housemates
• Single parents—with or without kids
• Fixed incomers
• Hermit-prone individuals

Tiny and small homes can be more affordable and socially responsible than the current trend of "MacMansionization" that is chewing up America. Some of them can be built on existing lots without requiring new land purchase.

Impress neighbors with style and freedom rather than with large-scale impersonally built square footage. Live so that your home supports and enables your lifestyle.
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Editorial Reviews

Larry Haun
"I think "a Tiny Home" speaks to what our hearts long for...a place we can afford to live with love and laughter. All my life I have lived in small houses. We were not strapped with a 30 year mortgage. We didn’t have to work night and day to keep a roof over our heads. We had time for children and for ourselves.“A Tiny Home” is for anyone who wants more time and less house. “A Tiny Home to Call Your Own” is a must read. "
Richard Freudenberger
"This is the perfect book for a society living under the pall of half-million-dollar homes. Compact houses are cozy, affordable, energy-frugal, and easy to keep—a perfect choice for owner-builders and those who favor creativity over pretense."
Editor in Chief
"Architecturally beautiful, aesthetically appealing, upscale small houses made with quality material... Structures that beg to become a private guest room, home office, workshop or hobby house, “Pout” house or men’s cave, granny flat, weekend getaway or vacation cottage."
Paulette Dininny
"A Tiny Home to Call Your Own is a valuable and delightful resource for learning how these appealing structures can meet many needs. The authors have created inviting homes with style and respect for the Earth’s ecology."
D. Jones
"This book contains practical info about choosing a smaller house. You won’t be able to build a house from this book, but it will help you figure out what you want and how to get it. The houses described are small, but not so extreme as to be unlivable. These houses occupy the “just right” niche that makes them affordable, livable and environmentally sound."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014731324
  • Publisher: GoodEarthPublications.com
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 184,735
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Patricia Foreman and Andy Lee are both licensed Class A contractors in Virginia. They have been building homes for over 15 years. They are active in promoting local foods, conservation subdivisions, cluster housing, and ecologically healthy home construction. They are the developers of the conservation, permaculture GreenWay Neighborhood in Buena Vista, Virginia.

They have authored several books that promote sustainable, local agriculture and the humane treatment of animals. Their books include:
• Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling What You Grow.

• City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Biomass Recyclers and Local Food Suppliers.

• Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil.

• Day Range Poultry: Every Chicken Owner’s Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012


    I cannot wait until I can downsize and have my very own Tiny Home!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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