BUILD A TINY HOUSE LIKE A PRO
Good things do come in small packages. Just ask internationally recognized small living expert, Jay Shafer. His small buildings have appeared on CNN, Oprah, Fine Homebuilding, and CBS. Ranging in size from 100 to 120 square feet, these beautiful small houses can be used as guest cottages, art or writing studios, home offices, craft workshops, vacation retreats, or a full-time residence. Whatever your building goal, this book will teach you how to plan and build your structure from the ground up.
A BETTER SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING AND BUILDING
Filled with photos, elevation drawings, and door/window schedules for six box bungalows, Jay Shafer's DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses, also includes an extensive how-to set of instructions that can be applied to any small house building project. Though conventionally built, these handsome little buildings have real doors, windows, and skylights with interesting and practical details throughout. With extra attention given to energy and space efficiency in their design, these tiny houses can help deliver the relief we all need on the road toward a sustainable world.
“Ultra-efficient, resource-conserving splendor”
– Cheryl Ried-Simons, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
6 tiny house designs to inspire you
The first segment of this comprehensive DIY book contains schematic designs for all six Box Bungalow models and a dozen starter floor plans to inspire the perfect interior for your unique needs. For each model, you’ll find a beautiful exterior image, four exterior elevations, a floor plan, and a window-and-door schedule. Everything you need to plan your perfect tiny home.
How to Build a Tiny House
The second segment is a ‘how-to’ book of residential carpentry, presented by the experienced editors of Skills Institute Press. With illustrations and step-by-step instruction, this book covers foundation construction, floor and wall framing, roof framing, roofing, sheathing, and window-and-door installation. Everything you need to know to build your own tiny house is included in this comprehensive book.
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|Jay Shafer is leading a movement that is changing the way America views housing. In his Small House Book, his workshops and through mass media, Shafer explains how superior design and social justice can be achieved with less space. As the founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and Four Lights Tiny House Company, he has introduced us to a truly sustainable housing option. Shafer has spent over a decade living in self-built homes of less than one hundred square feet. His tiny house designs have been featured on Oprah, CBS, CNN, AOL, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Yahoo. His Beavan tiny house design was selected as the "Editor's Choice" winner at MAKE Magazine's New York 2011 Maker Faire.|