With "McMansions" increasingly giving way to "tiny" houses, the desire to downsize and be more ecologically and economically prudent is a concept many are beginning to embrace. Focusing on dwelling spaces all under 1,000 square feet, TINY HOUSES
(Rizzoli, April 2009) by Mimi Zeiger aims to challenge readers to take a look at their own homes and consider how much space they actively use.
Ranging from tree houses to floating houses, TINY HOUSES
features an international collection of over thirty modular and prefab homes, each one embodying "microgreen living", defined as the creation of tiny homes where people challenge themselves to live "greener" lives. By using a thoughtful application of green living principles, renewable resources for construction, and clever ingenuity, these homes exemplify sustainable living at its best.
measures less than 7 inches square but looks like it will be the new big thing in the carbon footprint conversation." Architect Magazine
"Downsizing can be a good thing..." Metropolitan Home
"The houses on display in this handsome volume, all beautifully and vividly photographed, point to more sustainable, less expensive ways to live." Preservation Magazine
"In her adorably scaled-down coffee-table book, Tiny Houses
, Mimi Zeiger argues that living small isn't just ecologically sound but aesthetically pleasing." Time Out New York
"...an entertaining exploration into the whimsical designs of small dwellings from around the globe." Archinect.com
"With large-scale living now passé, journalist Mimi Zeiger examines the new "micro-green" housing trend in this collection of prefab and modular homes." Time
About the Author
Mimi Zeiger is the author of Tiny Houses
. She founded loud paper
, an architecture zine and now blog, in 1997. A Brooklyn-based freelancer, Zeiger writes on art, architecture, and design for a variety of publications including The New York Times
, Dwell, Azure,
where she is a contributing editor. She holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and has taught at California College of the Arts and at SCI- Arc.