Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life in Small Spaces (Tiny Homes, Home Improvement Book, Small House Plans)

Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life in Small Spaces (Tiny Homes, Home Improvement Book, Small House Plans)

Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life in Small Spaces (Tiny Homes, Home Improvement Book, Small House Plans)

Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life in Small Spaces (Tiny Homes, Home Improvement Book, Small House Plans)

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Overview

Top Instagrammers and Tiny House pioneer couple share tips, tricks and secrets to living big in a small space. Photos, blueprints and practical advice help anyone considering joining the fast-growing micro housing movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633535718
Publisher: TURNER PUB CO
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 172
Sales rank: 1,100,476
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joshua Engberg is one-half of the duo behind Tiny House Basics. In the summer of 2014, Joshua and his wife, Shelley, started to build their first tiny house. The goal was to simplify their lives and return to the basics. Downsizing and redefining 'necessities' was only the beginning. As avid campers and off-road fans, they were used to smaller spaces and only having essentials on trips. So they thought, 'why not live like this 365 days a year?' Moving into a Tiny House was a new challenge that brought its highs and lows. With the help of Tiny House Nation and many talented friends, they finished their self-designed 374 sqft home in 18 Days! Today they live in their tiny house full time and couldn't be happier.

Shelley Engberg is one-half of the duo behind Tiny House Basics. In the summer of 2014, Shelley and her husband, Joshua, started to build their first tiny house. The goal was to simplify their lives and return to the basics. Downsizing and redefining 'necessities' was only the beginning. As avid campers and off-road fans, they were used to smaller spaces and only having essentials on trips. So they thought, 'why not live like this 365 days a year?' Moving into a Tiny House was a new challenge that brought its highs and lows. With the help of Tiny House Nation and many talented friends, they finished their self-designed 374 sqft home in 18 Days! Today they live in their tiny house full time and couldn't be happier.

Derek "Deek" Diedricksen is a man with many skills and interests. He's a painter, author, musician, teacher and more. But above all, Deek is a builder, a fact his skills as a builder have been on full display with his hit HGTV show "Tiny House Builders". With his unbridled enthusiasm and quirky charm, Deek runs the popular Relaxshacks.com and authored the book "Humble Homes & Simple Shacks".

Table of Contents

Foreword Derek "Deek" Diedricksen 8

Introduction: Who Lives In These Tiny, So Called Tiny Houses? 12

Chapter 1 Making The Decision To Go Tiny 20

Chapter 2 Planning: Research 32

Chapter 3 Downsizing 48

Chapter 4 Building: The Unspoken Realities Of Doing It Yourself, Plus The Cost 60

Chapter 5 Why We Chose Our Design Aesthetic And Layout 74

Chapter 6 Making Room For Your Junk In A Small Space 98

Chapter 7 Pets In A Tiny House 108

Chapter 8 Relationships In Tight Quarters 120

Chapter 9 The Rewards, Benefits And Challenges Of Downsizing 132

Chapter 10 How Practical Is A Tiny House For The Long-Term? 150

Afterword: Our Tiny House Trailers and Tiny House Shells 162

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Tiny House Basics is honest about the journey. Joshua and Shelley get you thinking about what you can do to live a little simpler, even if you’re not building a tiny house."―Mario Soto, Tiny House MD.

“Joshua & Shelley address one of the biggest questions when it comes to going tiny: ‘how can you live well with another person?’ Like the rest of the book, the answer is remarkably satisfying.”―Dusti Arab

“It is one thing to read a book about the theory of a transition. It is quite another to read one based on someone’s personal testimony of transition. Joshua and Shelley have nailed it in regards to balancing tips with case study. Their emphasis on being realistic in all things―from design to daily living―is both important and inspiring. In my 9 years of being active in the modern tiny house movement I have not yet read such a well thought out book for those at all stages of the ‘going tiny’ process."―Andrew M. Odom, Tiny r(E)volution, author, speaker, and practical strategist

Tiny House Basics gives you a front row seat to the mindset and process of becoming a tiny house dweller for the long haul.”―Steven Harrell, Owner of Tiny House Listings

“Andrew and I live and work together full time in our tiny house, and we know from firsthand experience what challenges these circumstances present. Shelley and Joshua totally get it too and have learned the secrets to a successful and thriving relationship in a small space. In Tiny House Basics, they eloquently share valuable tips that anyone can greatly benefit from, whether they live tiny or not.”―Gabriella and Morrison, Tiny House Build

"Shelley and Joshua offer great advice on how to make a tiny house work for two. They demonstrate how a strong foundation and good communication are essential―not only in building a tiny house, but in living and thriving in one!”―Alek Lisefski, from The Tiny House Project

“Outstanding! Josh and Shelley’s book not only gives us a new perspective on what happens behind the TV cameras, but more importantly, it gives us a behind-the-curtain view into the realities and challenges of building a tiny house. The format is easy to understand, thorough, and a must read for anyone who’s even THINKING about building a tiny house. The good news is that I now have another resource to add to my tiny house library. The bad news is that I’ll have to cancel my own plans to write a book because I think they’ve covered it all!”―Michelle Boyle, writer at My Empty Nest & My Tiny Perch

“With the creativity, quality and success of their tiny house build, Joshua and Shelley of Tiny House Basics have proven themselves to be experts in the tiny house community.”―Jewel Pearson, Tiny House Trailblazers

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