The motivation for this book is not only an interest in dispassionate research, but the pleasure found in the small and the simple. Fifty-five examples, covering the last 100 years, are presented in this international overview. From Germany to America these simple structures are reproduced and discussed with accompanying floor plans presented in 1:200 scale. A much needed relief after years of epidemic overbuilding of the single family dwelling. Includes 250 B&W reproductions and plans.