Do you have what it takes to live tiny? Take the first step to achieving the dream of designing, building, and living in a tiny house (typically between 100-400 square feet). Idiot's Guides: Tiny House Designing, Building, and Living is the one-stop guide into this invative concept of minimalist living. Dozens of helpful images and a full-color insert displaying different types of tiny houses help you visualize your dream. The book explores what it mentally takes to become a tiny house dweller and covers the best approach to designing and building a house that ideally fits your needs. The book includes an in-depth discussion on foundation types, financing and insurance, and legal standards, as well as building techniques, must-have utilities, and going off the grid, and home placement. Functional suggestions for decor, storage, and more are also featured. Bonus: three tiny house floor plans to illustrate what these homes entail.
Andrew Morrison, a professional builder for 20 years, is a leader within the tiny house movement. He has a degree in construction Technology from College of the Redwoods, and is the construction expert for TinyHouseBuild.com. Andrew has also created several instructional DVD series including the How-To Guide to Building a Tiny House set.Gabriella Morrison has lived in all types of housing from an oceanside mansion in Rio De Janeiro, to an 80 sq. ft. rustic historic log cabin in the Colorado mountains, to everything in between. She's been involved in the construction trades for 20+ years and been involved in everything from remodels to new construction. She helped co-design and co-build hOMe, the Morrisons 207 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels.