Living the good life in America has often been associate with "bigger" -- big cars, big houses, big yards. However, despite our modern cultural tendency towards conspicuous consumption -- or maybe because of it -- more and more people are turning to "smaller" as a philosophy for themselves and their families. Tiny but welcoming cottages are becoming more and more common, and the most important thing about your backyard isn't its size, but its natural beauty.
In her book Micro Green, architectural writer Mimi Zeiger combines a love of tiny houses with a passion for sustainability.
Lavishly illustrated with gorgeous full-color photos, this book's real strength is in the diversity of the structures it showcases. From rustic homes constructed of scrap to sleekly modern innovations, you will find tiny houses built into trees and set on wheels, nestled into a wide variety of beautiful environments. Each of these homes was selected for its unique take on compact living and its eco-friendly design. In addition to the myriad photos, this book includes floor plans for each of its featured houses.
If you're interested in downsizing your life -- for the better -- Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature is truly inspirational, showing that there are as many kinds of smaller, sustainable houses as there are people with a passion for environmentally friendly living.
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