You might be old enough to recall 76-year old skateboarder and publisher Lloyd Kahn's association with the Whole Earth Catalog. This is a gorgeous celebration of builders and dreamers constructing wildly imaginative and ecologically sensitive handmade houses. The builders' reuse of salvaged materials (washing machine doors, glass pie plates, and old van parts to name a few) mesmerizes and astounds. Check catalog for availability.
Jane @ East
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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling back in the 21st Century is about alternative living spaces, architecture, charming habitats - off the beaten track- such as tree houses, vintage gypsy caravans, and long boats. If one considers taking to a house on wheels or sprucing up a cabin cruiser, this softbound coffee table book is packed with ideas. Loaded with photos, sketches and bits of information about a variety of really tiny shelter - this is not a scholarly work. Nor is it a detailed "how to," but it is a pleasure to vicariously enjoy the folk artistry, and whimsy of the featured homes.
Deb H @ Bay View (from September 15, 2012)