Idiot's Guides: Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living, 1st Edition

  • Gabriella Morrison
  • Andrew Morrison
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  • ISBN-10: 1465466312
  • ISBN-13: 9781465466310
  • DDC: 728.37
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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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, & Living is the one-stop guide into this innovative 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 décor, storage, and more are also featured. Bonus: three tiny house floor plans to illustrate what these homes entail.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Gearing Up for Tiny House Living.
1: A House with Benefits.
2: What is a Tiny House?.
3: Preparing for the Paring Down.
4: Financing a Tiny Home.
5: Insuring Your Tiny House.
6: The Legalities of Tiny Houses on Wheels.
7: Tiny Houses on the Move.
Defining Your Style.
8: Kitchen Necessities.
9: Bedrooms and Living Areas.
10: Bathrooms.
Custom Designing Your Tiny House.
11: Choosing Your Foundation.
12: Designing Your Tiny House.
13: Working with Design Professionals.
14: How to Read Construction Drawings.
Building Your Tiny House.
15: Identifying Your Team.
16: Tools, Glorious Tools.
17: Raising the Walls.
18: Utilities and Envelope Considerations.
19: Finishing Touches.
20: Off-Grid Living.