GIMME SHELTER Newsletter
Small Homes

Our book TINY HOMES has sold over 60,000 copies and with a recent surge of interest in the subject, is selling over 1,000 copies per month. We are getting a lot of inquiries from reporters and film makers about the subject; they want to contact people living in (or building) tiny homes.

I've taken to telling people I'm not the tiny homes guy, I'm the build-it-yourself guy, and that the important thing about the tiny home "movement" is not that all people should be living in tiny homes, but that the size of new homes should be getting smaller, rather than continuing to grow in size.

To wit: our next book will be SMALL HOMES and we're starting to gather information. Size: 400-1200 sq. ft. or thereabouts. (The maximum size in the TINY HOMES book was 500 sq. ft.) A small home is a lot more realistic for the majority of people than a tiny home.

We are asking people (you) to send us photos and details of small homes. Or leads to people living in or building small homes. In the near future we'll do blog posts with this material, and down the line (1-2 years from now), we'll publish the new book.

Send info to smallhomes@shelterpub.com.

This isn't actually a small home, but rather a spacious garage that seems an ideal shape and size for a small home. The wide dormer gives you nice 2nd story space.