The Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses: Your Guest Cottage, Writing Studio, Home Office, Backyard Gym, Craft Workshop

The Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses: Your Guest Cottage, Writing Studio, Home Office, Backyard Gym, Craft Workshop

by Jay Shafer
     
 

Real-world plans for very handsome tiny buildings you will actually want to build, use, and enjoy.  See more details below

Overview

Real-world plans for very handsome tiny buildings you will actually want to build, use, and enjoy.

Editorial Reviews

MAKE Magazine
The Beavan Tine House was selected as an "Editor's Choice" winner at MAKE Magazine's New York 2011 Maker Faire.

Plans for the Beavan model are included inside The Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses.

Tiny House Blog
Recently, I had the opportunity to have a personal tour from Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, of his new tiny home. Jay has completed and moved into the Gifford Box Bungalow. This house is one of the designs featured in his latest book called Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses.
Jay agreed to do a video walkthrough of the Gifford explaining his thoughts behind the design of his house. These homes were recently featured in HGTV Design Star’s contest but I prefer Jay’s design and I think the designers could learn a lot from him.
From the Publisher
Ran a story about Jay Shaffer and the small house movement

The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company's Pompano model was featured on Fox Business News

Whether you really want to downsize or just want to fantasize about living in a small, exquistely-constructed, simpler bungalow, Shafer's book will be a treat. Stunning photos of the small Tumbleweed houses in many natural settings will entice readers into learning more. The first half of the book focuses on the styles of homes available, and the second half has illustrated guidelines for preparing a site and building a home. Highly recommended.

Recently, I had the opportunity to have a personal tour from Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, of his new tiny home. Jay has completed and moved into the Gifford Box Bungalow. This house is one of the designs featured in his latest book called Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses.

Jay agreed to do a video walkthrough of the Gifford explaining his thoughts behind the design of his house. These homes were recently featured in HGTV Design Star's contest but I prefer Jay's design and I think the designers could learn a lot from him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565237049
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Shafer is internationally recognized as an expert in small living. He is a designer specializing in sustainable architecure and urban planning. He currently lives in an 89 square-foot home of his own creation in Sebastopol, California.
Shafer's first book, The Small House Book, was self-published in 2000 and revised in 2010, in cooperation with Fox Chapel Publishing. An underground self-publishing success, it has sold many thousands of copies over the past 10 years.

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