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Bamboo House by Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Where the book excels is pointing out design nuances that are become very pronounced when the house shrinks. Egress, light, form and materials are carefully explained and put into context of the greater appeal, and they show us how small home design is very much about the particulars.

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  1. jayferm December 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I am fascinated by small houses and would love to explore life in a small space. But I have two kids. I have yet to see a tiny house that is suitable for family living.

    I do appreciate Andrew Michler’s comment that small houses tend to be retreats rather than every day living. This factor calls into question the fundamental sustainability that small houses so frequently proclaim.

    If they are used only on weekends and/or a few weeks each year, amortizing their environmental investment takes much longer than a primary dwelling. And one should also count the transportation costs (and time) to and fro the owners’ primary dwelling.

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