As of late, the tiny house movement has become a big trend with a very small footprint. Extremely small houses, with less than 1,000 square feet of space, are environmentally friendly, less expensive than typical homes, and often movable.
The new book Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials by Ryan Mitchell (The Tiny Life blog) explores the world of tiny houses and their owners, and is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth, and truly unique.
Praise for Tiny Houses
“While billed as inspiration for constructing a tiny home, this book by Ryan Mitchell is significantly more. The book successfully stitches together a narrative from these stories in a way that keeps everything fresh and interesting.” —Tiny House Magazine
“If you’re into tiny houses, Mitchell is your guy. In his new book, Mitchell takes things a step further by featuring tiny homes constructed from recovered and repurposed building materials. Some are rugged…while others are downright sleek. The book includes innovative tiny homes from around the world.” —Triple Pundit
Ryan shows readers how to repurpose everyday items to create a new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles. Featuring profiles on tiny house owners with photographs and floor plans of the homes, ideas on where to find materials, and what to look for and avoid when selecting reclaimed materials, Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is a unique book perfect for the biggest DIY project yet.
Ryan Mitchell is the creator of The Tiny Life blog, and is documenting the construction of his own tiny home on his blog. He also writes about alternative housing options and sustainable local agriculture.