HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE THINGS
Below is a curated list of books we love! Whether you're looking for a practical guide to pairing down your possessions, or inspiration for your own tiny home you can find it here.
Do Less: A Minimalist Guide to a Simplified, Organized, and Happy Life
With Do Less, a happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you'll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down.
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition, Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success. Her easy-to-follow STREAMLINE method works in any space—from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house.
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Homeowners, designers, architects (no less), road gypsies, water dwellers, dreamers, people of all ages, all over the world are making do creatively with under-500 sq. ft. shelters. This graphic-heavy book will document the current tiny house movement, showing people who have chosen to scale back in the 21st century.
Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living
Andrew Morrison, Gabriella Morrison
Do you have what it takes to live tiny? Take the first step to achieving the dream of designing, building, and living in a tiny house (typically between 100–400 square feet). Idiot's Guides: Tiny House Designing, Building, and Living, is the one-stop guide into this innovative concept of minimalist living. Dozens of helpful images and a full-colour insert displaying different types of tiny houses help you visualize your dream.
Tiny House Design & Construction Guide: Your Guide to Building a Mortage Free, Environmentally Sustainable Home
The Tiny House Design & Construction Guide is your road map for the entire building process. This latest edition contains twice as much content and 38 additional images and illustrations. The framing, electrical, and plumbing sections have all been greatly expanded.
Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
Country Wisdom & Know-How: A Practical Guide to Living off the Land
Editors of Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins
Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results.
Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-Based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes
In this long-awaited debut cookbook, Shultz shares 101 vibrant, simple recipes that are entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, and 100% delicious. Each recipe requires 10 ingredients or fewer, can be made in one bowl, or requires 30 minutes or less to prepare. It's a totally no-fuss approach to cooking that is perfect for anyone who loves delicious food that happens to be healthy too.
Builders of the Pacific Coast
Endless free time, considerable skills, unlimited free lumber, and lenient building codes have all combined to create the extraordinary homes and structures showcased in Lloyd Kahn's latest addition to his visionary Shelter series.
Builders of the Pacific Coast explores the aesthetics and skills of three master builders in California, Washington state, and the rugged terrain of British Columbia.
Tiny House Floor Plans: Over 200 Interior Designs for Tiny Houses
If you're considering simplifying your life, extreme downsizing, arranging your tiny apartment more efficiently, building a cabin or inlaw unit, and/or building your own mortgage-free tiny home, this book can help give you a head start on making your goals a reality.
The Humanure Handbook
Joseph C. Jenkins
There are almost seven billion defecating people on planet Earth, but few who have any clue about how to constructively handle the burgeoning mountain of human crap. The Humanure Handbook, third edition, will amuse you, educate you, and possibly offend you, but it will certainly pertain to you--unless, of course, your bowels never move.
Unlearn, Rewild: Earth Skills, Ideas and Inspiration for the Future Primitive
Part philosophical treatise, part hard-core survival guide, Unlearn, Rewild: Earth Skills, Ideas and Inspiration for the Future Primitive is a unique and thoroughly unconventional manual, which blends philosophy with a detailed introduction to a rich assortment of endangered traditional living skills.
Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff
In Cozy Minimalist Home, accidental stylist and bestselling author Myquillyn Smith guides you step by step on making purposeful design decisions for your home. You'll have the tools to transform your home starting with what you already have, and using just enough of the right furniture and decor to create a home you're proud of in a way that honors your personal priorities, budget, and style. No more fretting when it comes to decorating your house!
Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life in Small Spaces
Joshua Engberg, Shelley Engberg, Derek Diedricksen
Tiny House Basics is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness.
Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water
Tiny Homes on the Move chronicles 21st-century nomads—people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. In photos and stories, this fascinating book explores modern travelers who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers, sailboats, and houseboats that combine the comforts of home with the convenience of being able to pick up and go at any time.
Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet
This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way.
The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
More than ten years ago, a near-death experience abruptly reminded sustainability advocate and pioneer Dee Williams that life is short. So, she sold her sprawling home and built an eighty-four-square-foot house—on her own, from the ground up. Today, Williams can list everything she owns on one sheet of paper, her monthly housekeeping bills amount to about eight dollars, and it takes her about ten minutes to clean the entire house.