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Living Well in Just-Right Houses
Do you feel as though you’re living in an expensive and ill-fitting home filled with too much stuff? Do you have too much space filled with too many things, constantly dealing with house maintenance and financial upkeep? Living in a tiny home could be the solution. But how do you know?
Tiny house guru Pat Foreman examines the hows and whys of tiny-home living, to help you assess whether it’s the right solution for you. A Tiny Home to Call Your Own examines:
- The many uses of tiny homes for all age groups and different socio-economic levels
- How smaller homes can buy you time, financial freedom, and an unfettered lifestyle
- Stuff-ology: understanding what things do and do not serve you
- Ecology and the Tiny House movement
- Pre-existing tiny house communities.
From newlyweds to empty-nesters, downsizers to retirees, and everyone in between, A Tiny Home to Call Your Own will help you to find and create the living space and housing you love and that will serve you and your future.
Pat Foreman is a pharmacist, sustainable agricultural activist, local foods advocate, and popular speaker. She was a class A contractor in Virginia and co-owned the United States’ first tiny-house construction company. Pat has been widely published in major national magazines including Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and BackHome Magazine, and is a popular guest on local and national radio and television talk shows. She currently lives in her own very small home in Richmond, Indiana.
"Anyone who wants to live small — but comfortably — on our delicate planet should snap up this fantastic guide. Packed with persuasive in-depth case studies, tips, and practical floor plans, the book begs the question, "Do you really need all that space?". Tiny homes are a unique, 21st-century way for us all to live within our means, and in modest but unique fashion."
Rebecca Martin, Group Editor,Mother Earth News and Grit
"To call A Tiny Home to Call Your Own the bible of tiny house living would not be an overstatement. In a well thought out and organized manner, this book covers everything that one should think about when deciding whether or not to live in a tiny house and how to go about doing it. For most people the idea of"going tiny" is overwhelming and daunting. I believe this book could be one of the most potent tools to help someone overcome the challenges to achieve their tiny house dreams. I only wish that I had this book when I built my tiny house."
Rob Greenfield, author, Dude Making a Difference
"Pat has written an engaging and informative guide for those who wish to consider living lighter on the land and lighter on their budgets, with step by step instructions and documented case studies. We are challenged to examine our own values as part of the design process. Our perfect home may not resemble the one constructed in our mind by our preconceived notions. This book clearly demonstrates that we can indeed live large on a small footprint.
Whether the right size house for you is a tiny house or something larger, this book will guide you through the critical steps to create a dwelling that is exactly what you need... nothing more, nothing less... a perfect home."
Heidi Louisa Schweizer, architect & general contractor, LEED AP – BD&C