• Tiny Homes: Simple and Effective Tiny Home Concepts for You and Your Family

  • By: Andrew Berger
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you've always wanted to live in a tiny house but don't know the concepts behind tiny house living, then keep listening.... 

Are you sick and tired of not knowing what tiny houses are all about? 

Have you tried endless other solutions, but nothing seems to have enough information? 

Do you finally want to say goodbye to living in traditional homes and discover something which works for you? 

If so, then you've come to the right place. 

You see, building and living in a tiny house doesn't have to be difficult. 

In fact, it's easier than you think. 

While the average size of houses is increasing in the United States, many people are leaning towards tiny houses for many economic, social, environmental, and lifestyle reasons. 

This means you can build and live in a tiny house without actually losing the convenience and comfort of living in larger homes. 

Here's just a tiny fraction of what you'll discover:  

  • Learn what exactly tiny houses are.  
  • Find out about the Tiny House Movement.
  • Get to know the key characteristics of tiny homes.
  • Understand the benefits of living in tiny homes.
  • Prepare for the drawbacks of tiny-house-living.
  • Find out what to consider before deciding to move into a tiny home.
  • Get to know different types of tiny houses.
  • Learn how to find land for tiny homes.
  • Enlighten yourself about tiny house communities.
  • Learn about financing options for tiny houses.
  • Find out valuable tips for designing and building tiny houses.
  • Discover tiny house furniture and appliances.
  • Enlighten yourself with creative storage solutions suitable for tiny homes.
  • Learn about the sustainability features of tiny houses.
  • And much, much more! 

Take a second to imagine how you'll feel once you understand what tiny houses are about and draw the perfect blueprint for your own tiny home, and how your family and friends will react when they see your dream tiny house project in motion.  

Even if you're confused about tiny houses and what it takes to build and live in them, you can find the answers you seek with tiny houses. Click the "Buy Now" button to get started today! 

©2020 Andrew Berger (P)2020 Andrew Berger

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Mighty for a Tiny

Many people decide to build and live in tiny homes because of the economic benefits. They can be built for as low as $4,000 to $25,000 in general. However, the upper limit can go as far as the owner wishes to. Since tiny homes have fewer areas to heat and light up, they usually use fewer utilities.

The cost of building a tiny house is usually determined by a number of factors, such as the design, size, choice of materials, and location. Property taxes also apply to tiny houses. They are usually assessed based on the value of the house. Therefore, more expensive tiny houses are subjected to higher property taxes.

The design of the tiny house should be focused on utilizing natural sunlight, ventilation, and insulation, depending on the climate that the tiny house is located in. A well-designed tiny house with such factors in mind consumes much less electricity and other utilities compared to a typical house.

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The Allure of the "Tiny House"

Amenities available in a tiny house are usually determined by the number of square feet available. The most common tiny houses consist of two levels or floors. The first floor includes the kitchen, bathroom, and open living space, while the second floor is used as the sleeping area. Some tiny house designs may include multiple small bedrooms and bathrooms while some feature sleeping lofts and close showers. A range of space-saving features is used in tiny houses to utilize best the limited space available. The proper utilization of such methods can greatly increase the living conditions of a tiny house. Furthermore, the appliances used in tiny houses are much different from ones that are used in typical homes. They are similar to appliances that are used in RVs. Home manufacturers and retailers offer various packages for tiny houses that include the essential appliances that use minimal space. While a tiny home needs to be as small as possible, it's important to decide the amount of space carefully after considering various factors, such as the number of occupants, their age levels, and lifestyles. Furthermore, it's important to find ways to reduce the square footage of a tiny house as much as possible while ensuring that it is a practical, healthy, and safe home for its occupants.

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Tiny living at its best

The homeless population is one of the biggest social and economic challenges faced by the United States and many other countries around the world. It's important to remember that first world countries such as the United States have much less homeless people than most other nations around the world. It still is a major problem and a talking point with the government trying to come up with long-lasting solutions to provide safe housing options for the homeless. The world financial crisis that began between 2007 and 2008 led to more people losing jobs and ending up with no place to live. The housing bubble that led to the financial crisis was a result of expensive mortgages. The homeless population significantly increased during the recession and its aftermath. As a result, some local governments were forced to consider tiny houses as a solution. Tiny houses became an affordable and sustainable solution for some homeless people, especially those who were living in semipermanent housing such as "tent cities." Tiny houses take much less money to build and maintain compared to typical modern homes. They were rightly adopted as a solution for homeless people in many states such as Oregon, New York, Washington, and many more with great success.

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The average size of a typical family home in the United States was only 1,780 square feet or 165 square meters in 1978. Three decades later, it had grown to 2,600 square feet or 250 square meters. Over the last decade, the trend has continued its momentum, with most people thinking that "bigger is better." Social perceptions, consumerism-driven mindsets, higher incomes, and increased material wealth are the largest contributing factors to the increase in the size of homes in the United States.

The Small House Movement intends to encourage dwellers to go back to living in houses that are less than 1,000 square feet or 93 square meters. The difference between a "small house" and a "tiny house" is the area that they occupy. While a house that is less than 1,000 square feet can be categorized as a small house, a house needs to be less than 400 square feet or 37 square meters for it to be categorized as a tiny house.

The Small House Movement was pioneered by Sarah Susanka through her book "The Not So Big House" in 1997. Lloyd Kahn, the author of "Shelter" in 1973, Lester Walker, the author of "Tiny Houses" in 1987, and Henry David Thoreau, the author of "Walden," are some other early pioneers of the Small House and Tiny House movements.

Although the movement has steadily gained momentum over the years, the housing market is still dominated by houses that are much larger than small or tiny houses. The Tiny House Movement has been boosted of late by increased media coverage. TV shows such as "Tiny House Nation" and "Tiny House Hunters" have created new tiny house enthusiasts.

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Set up the way I like a book about houses

Great book to get inspired in persuing a tiny house lifestyle. Well edited, beautifully composed with storytelling and examples of real people life.

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A big dose of small living! A bargin at twice the

Very helpful in details of tiny house designing & tons of resources.

I may be rebuilding my 1987 motor home - minus the motor and about 1/3 of the 34 feet. This is helping me tremendously to put 2x4 walls, headers & footers in on a wall that has major damage. Great book. I would like to have had more info on living off the grid but can find books on solar power, compost toilets etc.

If you buy plans make sure you get electrical & plumbing instructions with it unless having a professional install those.

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Living tiny.

My daughter ordered this book, she absolutely loves it. She is interested in someday building her own home!

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Book on living in small space ...

Smaller houses mean smaller mortgages. Currently, the average load to construct a tiny home ranges between $25,000 to $50,000, depending on the size and features. Therefore, it is a considerably smaller commitment that most people are comfortable with, especially considering the current economic climate.

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Tiny Houses, Massive Design Appeal

Tiny homes come in different sizes, shapes, and forms. However, their focus on accommodating simple living and efficiency remains constant. While tiny houses use minimal space, they are largely focused on maximizing the limited space that is on offer. For example, some tiny houses may include dual-purpose lofts that can also be used as bedrooms, very small and minimal bathrooms, and furniture that can be folded up or taken apart with ease.

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Andrew is the man.

Great book for an intro on how to build a tiny home. Very good and helpful book, gave multiple examples and different ways to do it, with very clear instructions.

It let me know all the things I would need to build a home.

Highly recommend it if you have no building experience and are serious about building a tiny home.

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Tiny House Scotland, headed by Jonathan Avery, created the NestHouse. These move-able tiny houses are only 250 square feet or 23 square meters. They are eco-friendly and enable people to live simply and sustainably. Ireland also has a growing number of tiny house enthusiasts despite challenges posed by regulations that require case-by-case planning.

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  • 04-19-21

Started my first tiny house build

This is a great book to get a really good starting idea on how to make small homes on flat bed trailers. Must have book if you are into this stuff, in my opinion.

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Intellectual feast!

Chapter 10 takes readers through various financing options that tiny house enthusiasts can explore to get financial help required to build their dream homes.

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  • 04-15-21

Nice to dream...

The Tiny House Movement has made significant strides on a global scale. The challenges that most people face, especially in urban areas, are more or less similar to the United States. Therefore, there is similar interest and demand for tiny houses in many other countries throughout the world. As a matter of fact, many citizens of developing countries are already involuntarily occupying homes that can be categorized as tiny homes due to various reasons, including low income, scarcity of land, and high utility costs. Therefore, the Tiny House Movement is expected to grow in popularity globally in the future.

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  • Fasif
  • 01-22-21

Helpful guide

Very much suggest this book.I really enjoyed this read. the author did an excellent job of writing. thanks to the author.