Monday, March 30, 2009

The Shedworker's Bookshelf - Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger

You wait for a book about tiny houses to come along and then suddenly two pop up. As well as Jay Shafer's new volume which we covered last week, you might be interested in this one out this month, Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger. Zeiger edits Loud Paper Magazine for young architects but her name will also be familiar to those who read Metropolis and Dwell. Published by Rizzoli who say this about it:
"In the spirit of treading a bit lighter on the planet, a new trend in sustainable living architecture is what is called "microgreen living" - literally the creation of tiny homes where people challenge themselves to live "greener" lives. This idea, which sprang from eco-awareness and the reduction of carbon footprints, has led people to consider low-impact living as a "greener" alternative to ordinary housing. Far beyond solar panels and the use of sustainable materials, homeowners have embraced the concept and have implemented many creative and stylish solutions for day-to-day living, such as a room that doubles as a shower with one swift movement of plexi-glass from a well-concealed pocket door. A tiny house is an experiment of space but also a challenge to simplify ways of life."
Tiny Houses showcases 30 examples from around the world including treehouses and floating houses, featuring plans and lovely photos.

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