Tiny Homes

Lloyd Kahn

Hobbit House
Hobbit House

“Joyful” is the best word I can use to describe Kahn’s new collection of tiny homes. Each under 500 square feet is a gem. Many are handbuilt and lived in by the builders.  Others are from built by companies specializing in downsizing for the 21st century. The book is packed with interior and exterior photos along with loving descriptions of the homes and the building processes from the builders/occupants. Homes run the gamut from stylish mini-homes, homes that can be transported, traditional British longboats and Gypsy vardos, treehouses, yurts, cabins and even some tents.  A lovely, inspiring book to compliment Kahn’s other brilliant works, including Shelter and Home Work.

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As a side note: If you want to see the polar opposite, look at Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger. While some of the homes are in both books, the soulless, empty pictures  make Soviet-era apartment blocks look cozy in compare.