For everyone who’s ever dreamed of simplifying their life and downsizing their home, Micro Living offers an insider’s look at what tiny house living is really like. Best-selling author and tiny house enthusiast Derek “Deek” Diedricksen profiles 40 tiny — but practical — houses that are equipped for full-time living, all in 400 square feet or less. Detailed photography and a floor plan for each structure highlight inventive space-saving design features along with the nuts-and-bolts details of heating, cooling, electric, and plumbing systems. The real-life stories of residents impart the pleasures, as well as the challenges, of day-to-day living. With tips on what to consider before you build, along with framing plans for a prototype small cabin, Micro Living is the perfect starter handbook for both dreamers and doers.
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About the Author
Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is the author of Micro Living and Microshelters. He hosts the YouTube channel RelaxshacksDOTcom and has hosted, built, and designed for the HGTV series Extreme Small Spaces and Tiny House Builders, as well as for the DIY Network. His work has been featured in numerous places in print and online, including NPR, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Seattle Times, the Wall Street Journal, Make magazine, Yahoo.com, and Apartment Therapy. Diedricksen lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
IntroductionBig Tinies (over 250 square feet) The Inside Story: It Isn't for EveryoneSmall Tinies (150–250 square feet) The Inside Story: Real-World Tips for Tiny Kitchen Survival The Inside Story: Minimalism: Getting It, and Getting ThereTeeny Tinies (under 150 square feet) The Inside Story: Before You Build Bonus! The CAFAM Cabin Framing Plans Metric Conversions
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This has to be one of the most informed books that I have read that involves tiny homes! It may be a quick read but you get to see 40 floor plans of tiny homes that might work for you. With a tiny bio of the person that actually lives in the home and what their take is on tiny living, this is a must read for anyone who is wanting to live smaller but a happier life! Ever since the whole tiny home fade has appeared on the landscape, I have been ultra interested in these homes that seem to be popping up everywhere. I had the chance to actually tour one recently and even though that floor plan wasn't for me, it was cool to see what it was like in real life. After that, this book seemed to pop up on NetGalley to read and I had to read it just to see all the floor plans that people have used! My only problem with this book is that it needed more pictures of the tiny home so you can see what it's really like instead of trying to visualized it on the floor plan. Overall, this was a pretty good book that will make you want to live the tiny life even more!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!