I've been reading Tiny Homes by Lloyd Kahn.* For quite a while I've been interested in the concept of small homes. I've lived in a few of those. Now here is a book about really small homes - even tiny homes.
It comes to this: how much shelter does a person really need? Well, personally I love a large comfy home, but the idea of living in just enough room is fascinating.
In his book Kahn gives us a look at nineteen Tiny Homes all over the country: snow country included. The homes are shown with lots of photographs so you can really see what it's like.
If you live in a Tiny Home, how do you live your life? Very well, though most of them seem to be outside a lot. They have different reasons for wanting to live here. The houses are cozy, but not cluttered (for the most part). They provide shelter, a place to cook, and usually a place to read, though I see some computer and TV setups in many of the Tiny Homes.
One particularly clever arrangement has a TV/Computer hung on the wall. Underneath is a small table that folds back against the wall when it's not needed.
Sorry, I can't provide a photo for you, but check out the websites.
I recommend that you check out Lloyd's web site, Shelter Pubs or check it out on amazon.com.
* Shelter Publications
PO Box 279
Bolinas, CA 94924
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