Inspiration and answers for people wanting to live more sustainably in a smaller house while respecting the environment and saving money on energy and maintenance.
2022 NYC Big Award, WINNER: Book Interior Design—Nonfiction
Smaller, more environmentally friendly houses seem to be the wave of the future. As people chose to move out of cities, finances and lifestyle will limit the size of the houses these buyers will choose.
This book includes lots of examples of small house options around the country, including ADUs (accessory dwelling units). Whether you’re building a small house, renovating an older home, or purchasing something new, this book will provide inspiration. It compiles lots of previously difficult-to-find information in one place. The sidebars describe home systems and new materials helpful to any homeowner concerned about the environment and hoping to save money on energy and maintenance.
Sheri Koones is a widely respected author and journalist who helps readers better understand that getting the house of their dreams can be done in an ecologically responsible and one-of-a-kind way. She is the recipient of the prestigious Gold Award Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards from NAREE for Downsize: Living Large in a Small House. She has written numerous articles about home construction for AOL Real Estate, Smart Homeowner, Builder Magazine, and more and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com. She has been the speaker at events such as the International Building Show and the National AIA Convention.