Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses. Jay Shafer.

Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses.

Fox Chapel Publishing, 11/2011. Item #25459
ISBN: 9781565237049

From the Publisher;


Good things do come in small packages. Just ask internationally recognized
small living expert Jay Shafer. His small buildings have appeared on CNN, Oprah,
Fine Homebuilding, and This Old House. Ranging in size from 64 to 110
square feet, these tiny backyard buildings can be used as guest cottages, art or
writing studios, home offices, craft workshops, vacation retreats, or a
full-time residence.


Filled with photos, elevation drawings, and door/window schedules for six
Tumbleweed box bungalows, The Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny
Houses
, also includes an extensive how-to set of instructions that can be
applied to any backyard building project. Though conventionally built, these
handsome little buildings have real doors, windows, and skylights with
interesting and practical details throughout. With extra attention given to
energy and space efficiency in their design, these tiny houses can help deliver
the relief we all need on the road toward a sustainable world.


About the Author;


Jay Shafer is internationally recognized as an expert in small living.
He is a designer specializing in sustainable architecure and urban planning. He
has lectured extensively on these subjects for such venues as the Eco-Dwelling
program at New Collage, the Boston Architectural Center, and the University of
Iowa's School of Art and Art History where he served as Adjunct Assistant
Professor for more than a decade. Jay's designs and essays have appeared in a
number of periodicals, books, and television shows including Fine
Homebuilding, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,
CNN, Oprah, and
This Old House. He currently lives in an 89 square-foot home of his own creation
in Sebastopol, California.


Shafer's first book, The Small House Book, was self-published in 2000
and revised in 2010, in cooperation with Fox Chapel Publishing. An underground
self-publishing success, it has sold many thousands of copies over the past 10
years.


144 pages, paperback. Fox Chapel Publishing (October, 2011)


 

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Price: $19.95

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