The Joy of Tiny House Living: Everything You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge (Creative Homeowner) How-To Manual of Practical Considerations for Building, Owning & Living in a Tiny Home on Wheels Book Description:
Your indispensable manual for tiny house living!
- Comprehensive review of the practical considerations that go into building, owning, and living in a tiny home on wheels
- What it means to upgrade to tiny, and what you should know about design, construction, and the legalities of living in a tiny home
- First-hand information from people in the tiny house movement addressing how to deal with the inevitable challenges of living your tiny house dream
- Author Chris Schapdick is the founder of Tiny Industrial, a tiny house building company, and he was awarded the “Best Tiny House Award” by the New Jersey Tiny House Festival in 2017
The tiny house movement continues to grow and thrive. Are you ready to go tiny? If you’re considering joining the small home lifestyle, you have many decisions to make before you can realize your dream: Is tiny living right for me? What kind of structure should I build? Where can I park my tiny house? And what about the toilet?
The Joy of Tiny House Living is today’s indispensable manual for fully understanding all the practical considerations that go into building, owning, and living in a tiny home on wheels. This book will help you learn everything you need to know about the challenges of tiny living and discover how other people in the tiny house movement are finding answers to the same questions.
Award-winning tiny house builder Chris Schapdick offers first-hand information to help tiny home aspirants realize the dream, with advice on design, construction, legalities of living in a tiny home, and how to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of living tiny.
Upgrading to small has many benefits for those who are well informed—that’s where this book can help!
Learn everything you need to know about tiny house living, including:
- Why you should go tiny—and how
- Advice on downsizing and clutter-free living
- Creative tiny house design ideas and basic structure layouts
- Heating, cooling, water, and power options
- Kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom solutions
“I aim to align myself with people that inspire. You should always look for those with that mad scientist gleam. Chris has it, and he’s about to share it with you.”
—Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, author of Microshelters and Micro Living, former host of HGTV’s Tiny House Builders
“The Joy of Tiny House Living is filled to the rafters with practical advice, personal experience, important questions to ponder, and fabulous photos that will inspire and prepare you to embark on your own tiny house journey.”
—Susan Schaefer Bernardo, author of The Big Adventures of Tiny House
From the Publisher
Tiny Home Living 101
Everything you’ve been wondering about tiny house living, including:
Why you should go tiny—and how
Advice on downsizing and clutter-free living
Creative tiny house design ideas and basic structure layouts
Heating, cooling, water, and power options
Kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom solutions
Wastewater and sewage considerations
The Joy of Tiny House Living
What You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge
Begin your tiny house journey with practical advice from personal experience!
Author Chris Schapdick, “Best Tiny House” award winner (New Jersey Tiny House Festival, 2017), walks you through every aspect of tiny living—from deciding on design and construction to the legalities of living in a tiny home.
The Joy of Tiny House Living is an indispensable tool and guidebook for anyone considering this minimalist lifestyle.
What it means to upgrade to tiny, and what you should know about design, construction, and the legalities of living in a tiny home
Comprehensive review of the practical considerations that go into building, owning, and living in a tiny home on wheels.
Author Chris Schapdick is the founder of Tiny Industrial, a tiny house building company
Foreword by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, former host of HGTV’S “Tiny House Builders”
Living Small: Experiences vs Stuff
Chris Schapdick walks you through his journey with tiny houses and the basics of getting started on your own. Learn about the history of tiny houses, why more and more people are going tiny these days, and whether tiny home living is right for you.
Start the fun part of figuring out what tiny living will look like for you: how your tiny house should be structured and what it should have. Walk through the many aspects of designing your own tiny home—from roughing out a plan to nailing down the finer details of your downsized space.
Peruse a gallery of photos featuring real people with real tiny houses! The ideas and concepts will provide inspiration as you ponder what you want your own tiny life to look like—and you might see some big ideas for going tiny that never occurred to you!
Construction – DIY or Hire a Contractor?
Assess your own ability to build a tiny house. There are many factors that you’ll have to consider, from planning to financing to construction. If you decide to outsource your tiny house’s construction either fully or partially, you’ll find advice on how to make this important decision and avoid critical mistakes.
The Right Tools for the Job
Bare hands aren’t enough! Learn about the tools required for tiny house construction—from a circular saw to an orbital electric sander. Start with the bare minimum and decide which handy extras you don’t want to do without.
Electricity & Running Water
Explore on-grid and off-grid electrical systems for your tiny house. See if solar power, wind power, or hydropower are for you, and when to supplement with propane. Learn the basics of PEX plumbing, water inlets, water pumps, and how to handle your wastewater.
Insulation & Roofing
Insulation is essential in every tiny home for temperature control and noise reduction. Learn about the types of insulation materials you have to choose from, how they work, and their benefits and downsides. Choose your roof type and design, consider materials and slope, and learn how standing seams work.
What Everyone is Curious About
Since tiny houses are transportable, they often end up in locations where it’s just not feasible to have a regular flush toilet. Inside this book, you’ll learn about various toilet options, along with the pros and cons of each choice. Find the right fit for your own tiny home whether it’s a composting, incinerating, or dry flush toilet.
Legalities and More
Legalities around tiny houses are a tricky subject, and the restrictions and requirements can vary depending on locality. Learn where you can find space to legally park your tiny home, how to protect your investment, and other uses for your tiny dwelling—from a backyard office to a vending space.
Spending time in a tiny house has its own particular nuances. There are many things to consider like cooking in a tiny kitchen, venting small spaces, towing, and entertaining friends and family in your tiny home. With The Joy of Tiny House Living, no consideration goes unexplored!
Publisher:Design Originals; First edition (July 8, 2019)
Item Weight:1.35 pounds
Dimensions:8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
The Joy of Tiny House Living: Everything You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge (Creative Homeowner) How-To Manual of Practical Considerations for Building, Owning & Living in a Tiny Home on Wheels
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