Tiny House Living

Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet

Tiny House Living

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle! Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset. This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way. Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own: Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you. Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions. Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws. Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space. Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each. Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.

Greening Affordable Housing

An Interactive Approach

Greening Affordable Housing

Books on green building theories, principles and strategies applicable to life cycles of all kinds of buildings and building types are already widely available. However, those specifically on greening affordable housing that guide various housing stakeholders at different life cycles are still very limited. This book intends to fill this gap. Integrating green building enables stakeholders to address the environmental component that has not traditionally been seen as an integral part of affordable housing development. The book presents theories and principles with practical methods, strategies and processes not only to make affordable housing green but also to support economic stability and social equity.

The Tiny House Movement

Challenging Our Consumer Culture

The Tiny House Movement

This book features in-depth interviews with movement residents, builders, and advocates, which the author uses to explore how the tiny house movement is challenging consumerism, overwork, and environmental destruction and facilitating a more meaningful understanding of home.

Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture

Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture

Designing buildings and physical environments depends on social structure, social needs, economic data, environment, and technological development. Planning these environments is heavily influenced by cultural and regional need, the existing environment, and the materials available. Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture is an essential reference source that discusses the shaping of building design through culture and materials as well as the influence of environment on building design. Featuring research on topics such as passive design, ecological design, and urban design, this book is ideal for academicians, specialists, and researchers seeking coverage on culture, environment, and building design.

The Modern House Bus: Mobile Tiny House Inspirations

The Modern House Bus: Mobile Tiny House Inspirations

"[A] practical and transporting primer on the…skoolie movement" —Vogue.com For homeowners seeking a simpler life and apartment dwellers dreaming of their own space, tiny houses represent an inspiring, attainable ideal. For those fueled by wanderlust, converted buses—they call them “skoolies”—take the tiny house adventure one step further. Reborn as cozy homes, these retired school buses are ready to hit the road. And unlike the bohemian house buses of 1960s counterculture, many of today’s conversions adhere to a contemporary aesthetic of sleek minimalism. In The Modern House Bus, journalist Kimberley Mok shares 12 buses that are sure to inspire. These are families following a new American dream that values financial freedom over square footage, adventure over manicured lawns. Designed to fit the owner’s lifestyle and needs, the conversions are filled with inventive architectural details, creative materials, and unique style. Filled with photographs of the buses and their breathtaking surroundings and ideas space-saving hacks, this is a book for aspiring bus-owners and armchair adventurers alike.

Surveyor

Surveyor


Viewpoint

An Introduction to Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality

Viewpoint

Unique in its exploration of the fields of transportation, travel, tourism, and hospitality as a whole industry, this book features exceptionally accurate and up-to-date information on the products, procedures, technology, and careers in each field—based on the author's extensive experience as a member of the training department in the world's largest travel organization. Content reflects the changes and challenges facing the industry as a result of Sept. 11. Internet problems in each chapter give readers practice with real industry resources. Contains real-life examples of products, services, and organizations; realistic mini-case scenarios; figures, maps, tables, and photographs, many in color; and quick-reference appendices. Places and People—Destination Geography. The North American Aviation System. Airports—Gateways to the World. The International Experience. Travel by Rail. Travel by Road. Cruising. Travelers at Rest—The Hospitality Industry. Touring the World. Meetings and Incentives. Marketing, Sales, and Services. Careers. For those considering a career in transportation, travel, tourism, or hospitality; for travelers wanting to know more about the operation of the industry; and for industry employees who need to know how it all fits together.

Micro

Very Small Buildings

Micro

Very small buildings have a special appeal, and the constraints of space and cost can actually liberate the imagination. Most of the projects in this book consist of no more than a few key spaces, in many cases just a single space. They are united only by their compact nature, the pleasure that they can provide and the intelligence that they embody. A brief introduction is followed by five thematic chapters: Public Realm, Community Spaces, On the Move, Compact Living and Extra Space. The 53 case studies include a park bench that transforms into a shelter for the homeless in Australia, an inflatable treetop structure for rainforest observation, a portable house for victims of hurricane Katrina, a transportable church in Finland, and a suspended office in France.