A Guide to 7 (Not So Tiny) Small House Resources
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A Guide to 7 (Not So Tiny) Small House Resources Sara Ost Small is the new big , and people everywhere—here and abroad, in cities and off-the-grid—are finding clever ways to pare down and live well in small spaces. (Sometimes, extremely small spaces .) We recently devoted an entire issue of Dwell to small spaces , and after the popularity of last week's spotlight on the Tiny House Swoon blog , we've delved into the blogosphere to bring you a not-so-tiny guide to tiny house living. Tiny House Swoon As highlighted recently at Dwell, Tiny House Swoon catalogs homes with a light footprint, from rustic to modern and everything in between. You will, indeed, swoon. Tiny House Blog The Tiny House Blog features workshops, an international directory of tiny homes, a gallery, and plenty of interesting tidbits, like this one: The average home in Costa Rica is only 400-600 square feet (the average American home square footage measures around 2,400 , though experts predict this will drop to about 2,100 by 2015). Proprieter Kent Griswold also maintains a great Pinterest page devoted to tiny houses . Small House Bliss Featuring "small house designs with big impact," Small House Bliss shares everything from modern modular cabins (shown above) to dramatically cantilevered cliffside homes . Tiny House: Small Spaces This Tumblr tends to focus on the mobile and the rustic; what's not to love about life on wheels? You'll also find practical curation, such as this post detailing smart storage solutions in small spaces . Small House, Big Adventure Are you a "tiny houser"? Small House, Big Adventure has the survey for you to find out. Tiny House Listings Buy, sell, rent and trade tiny houses from all over. (Workshops and a builder directory are additional handy resources on this tiny house site.) Tiny House Design "Design a More Self-Reliant and Resilient Life," advises Tiny House Design . There are book recommendations, small house plans, and free plans for those looking to get serious about going small.