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Best Tiny House Books to Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Tiny House books.

1. Tiny House Design & Construction Guide (2016)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadTake the first step to achieving your dream of building and living in your very own tiny house! The Tiny House Design & Construction Guide is your road map to the entire build process. This guide will help you to understand each step that needs to be taken and, more importantly, give you the confidence to start building your own tiny house.This is the expanded, 2nd edition of the Tiny House Design & Construction Guide. This latest edition contains over 50% more content and over 38 more images and illustrations. I listened to my reader's feedback and added much more…
Author(s): Dan S Louche

2. Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet (2014)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadTiny House, Large Lifestyle!Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, “greener,” more meaningful life in the face of society’s “more is better” mindset.This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it’s a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For…
Author(s): Ryan Mitchell

3. Tiny Houses: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide! : 20 Space Hacks for Living Big in Your Tiny House (2016)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadTiny Houses … Join the Movement Today! Have you ever thought about what it would be like living small, but luxuriously? Not sure where to start, or how to the process of engineering your own Tiny House would look like? This book will give you the steps and strategies you need to start living a tiny life! If you want to learn the steps you need to take to see your tiny house become a reality quickly and easily, then you must get this book now. This book will explain important facts, and considerations, regarding the building process of your Tiny House. It…
Author(s): James Clark

4. Tiny House Floor Plans: Over 200 Interior Designs for Tiny Houses (2012)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadInside Tiny House Floor Plans you’ll find over 200 interior designs for tiny houses – 230 to be exact. A tiny house is exactly what it sounds like, a house with many of the amenities you’d expect in a home tucked neatly into a super small space. Often these homes are built on trailers giving them the added benefit of mobility. But these designs could also be built on your choice of foundation. Each chapter focuses on one size footprint to show what can be done inside each size space – 14 in all, (8×12, 8×16, 8×20, 8×24, 8×28, 8×32, 12×12, 12×12 + Loft, 12×16, 12×16 + Loft, 12×20, 12×20 + Loft, 12×24, 12×24 + Loft). The book is…
Author(s): Michael Janzen

5. Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living (Idiot’s Guides) (2017)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadDo you dream of simplifying your life, freeing up your financial resources, and ditching all of the clutter that’s weighing you down? Learn the nuts and bolts of what it really takes to achieve this dream of designing, building, and living in a tiny house of 400 square feet or less!Tiny house professionals Gabriella and Andrew Morrison have been involved in the trade for over 20 years, helping others to construct their own tiny homes, and they have poured all of their expertise and firsthand experience into this guide.Idiot’s Guides: Tiny House Designing, Building, and Living is the one-stop manual into…
Author(s): Andrew Morrison, Gabriella Morrison

6. Micro Living: 40 Innovative Tiny Houses Equipped for Full-Time Living, in 400 Square Feet or Less (2018)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadFor everyone who’s ever dreamed of simplifying their life and downsizing their home, Micro Living offers an insider’s look at what tiny house living is really like. Best-selling author and tiny house enthusiast Derek “Deek” Diedricksen profiles 40 tiny — but practical — houses that are equipped for full-time living, all in 400 square feet or less. Detailed photography and a floor plan for each structure highlight inventive space-saving design features along with the nuts-and-bolts details of heating, cooling, electric, and plumbing systems. The real-life stories of residents impart the…
Author(s): Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

7. How To Build Your Own Tiny House (2019)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadTiny homes are all the rage these days, especially among young people new to the housing market, for people wanting a small dwelling as a second home or as a studio, and among singles and empty nesters. As millions are experiencing the “magic” of tidying up and reducing the number of their possessions, many are also seeing the value of living with less space, while environmentalists are also valuing a smaller carbon footprint….
Author(s): Roger Marshall

8. Building your Moveable Tiny House with Mindfulness (2018)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadDon’t’ start your build without reading this book!Considering building a tiny house on wheels (THoW)? If so, this is the book for you! Clearly covering all aspects of the building process – starting with the most important part, planning. With information on everything from what a THoW or moveable tiny home is legally, to trailer design, what to use for materials, and even where you can park it. It’s all about the creative process with the underlying theme of being present BE HERE NOW and enjoying the journey, for that is really all there is.15 chapters of vital information, on how much it will cost. to how long it will…
Author(s): Patrick Sughrue , Jill Sughrue, et al.

9. The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet (Creative Homeowner) Cabins, Cottages, & Tiny Houses, Plus How to Maximize Your Living Space with Organization & Decorating (2017)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadSmaller homes are growing in popularity as more of us decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact.Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself! This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking to build a cabin, cottage, small home, or tiny house, you’re sure to find the ideal small home with…
Author(s): Design America Inc.

10. 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 (2019)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadThe 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…
Author(s): Chris Schapdick

11. Tiny Houses: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Designing, Building and Living In A Tiny House On A Budget (tiny houses on wheels, tiny houses plans, … houses the perfect, tiny houses for sale) (2016)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadYou’re about to discover how to… Live in a **Super** Tiny Home! You’ll learn how to judge if you should build your own tiny home, what floor plans to use, or if you should hire someone. You’ll learn how to maximize your space, and what to consider when dealing with basic necessities such as a bathrooms and kitchens. Here Is a Preview Of What’s Inside……
Author(s): Dianne Selton

12. Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures (2015)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadIf you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible. Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own….
Author(s): Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

13. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials: Inspiration for Constructing Tiny Homes Using Salvaged and Reclaimed Supplies (2016)

Best Tiny House Books to Read  The tiny house movement is a big trend with a very small footprint. Extremely small house, with less than 1,000 square feet of space, are environmentally friendly, less expensive than typical homes, and often movable. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth and truly unique. Ryan Mitchell, author of The Tiny Life blog, shows you how to repurpose everyday items to create your new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles. Featuring profiles on…
Author(s): Ryan Mitchell

14. Tiny House Engineers Notebook: Volume 1, Off Grid Power: Tiny House Engineers Notebook: Volume 1, Off Grid Power (2016)

Best Tiny House Books to ReadWritten by Chris Haynes an engineer and off grid tiny house dweller, this book will get you started on the road to building your own off grid power system. The search results in front of you contain a ton of books that claim to be the “complete guide to something or other”. This book is much different! Many books are too simple to be of use, and others are too complex for a new builder. The result is a book collecting dust on your physical or electronic bookshelf. This book assumes that you know nothing about off grid power and despise reading textbooks disguised with fancy covers. You…
Author(s): Chris Haynes

Best Tiny House Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some tiny house books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big

Author(s): Brent Heavener
Publisher: Clarkson Potter, Year: 2019, Size: 15 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2404962

The Modern House Bus: Mobile Tiny House Inspirations

Author(s): Kimberley Mok
Publisher: The Countryman Press, Year: 2018, Size: 234 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2337013

Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life in Small Spaces

Author(s): Joshua Engberg, Shelley Engberg, Derek Diedricksen
Publisher: Mango;Lightning Source Inc., Year: 2017, Size: 38 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2178187

Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living

Author(s): Andrew Morrison, Gabriella Morrison
Publisher: Alpha, Year: 2017, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2281540

Tiny houses built with recycled materials : inspiration for constructing tiny homes using salvaged and reclaimed supplies

Author(s): Mitchell, Ryan
Publisher: Adams Media, F+W Media, Year: 2016, Size: 48 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1504742

Tiny houses built with recycled materials: inspiration for constructing tiny homes using salvaged and reclaimed supplies

Author(s): Mitchell, Ryan
Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2016, Size: 48 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1593134

Tiny House Systems Demystified: Planning for Water, Waste, Cooking, Food Storage, Heating, and Cooling for Your Tiny (or not so tiny) House

Author(s): Larry Brian Woodroof
Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1607569

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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