For 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 pleasures, as well as the challenges, of day-to-day living. With tips on what to consider before you build, along with framing plans for a prototype small cabin, Micro Living is the perfect starter handbook for both dreamers and doers.
About the Author
Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is the author of Micro Living and Microshelters. He hosts the YouTube channel RelaxshacksDOTcom and has hosted, built, and designed for the HGTV series Extreme Small Spaces and Tiny House Builders, as well as for the DIY Network. His work has been featured in numerous places in print and online, including NPR, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Seattle Times, the Wall Street Journal, Make magazine, Yahoo.com, and Apartment Therapy. Diedricksen lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
“The question of how creativity thrives when it’s bound by space morphs into a fascinating tour of varied personalities. … A crisply organized portfolio of floor plans, tips, and color photos offer[s] a practical overview. … Intentionality resounds, as does a sense of fun … Micro Living perplexes and charms, revealing a lifestyle that challenges the mainstream.” — Foreword Reviews
“We’re used to one-dimensional glimpses of small spaces; the look, the design, or the dynamic people inside. This book brings those all together with a truly robust examination of truly livable small spaces.” — Andrew Odom, Founder, Tiny r(E)volution
“There’s something here for everyone, from the casually interested coffee table reader to the full-on tiny house hopeful.” — Ethan Waldman, TheTinyHouse.net
“Packed with engaging illustrations, gorgeous photographs, precise blueprints, and pragmatic advice for anyone working on their tiny-home dream.” — The Minimalists
“Deek has an incredible talent for finding the most innovative micro living spaces in the world. His big personality illuminates these tiny dwellings and will inspire you to downsize.” — Jenna Spesard, TinyHouseGiantJourney.com