by Sheri Koones
The mass shift away from expensive urban living has resulted in people searching for smaller, more affordable homes. Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average includes 26 examples of small-house options around the country, including ADUs (accessory dwelling units). Each house includes a floor plan and a listing of green and energy-efficient features. Sidebars on topics ranging from heating and ventilation systems to flexible spaces, wet rooms, and prefabrication will help any homeowner concerned about the environment and hoping to save money on energy and maintenance. Whether building, renovating, or purchasing something new, this book will provide inspiration.
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SHERI KOONES is an expert on the subject of small houses and sustainable building, having written nine previous
books on the topic. She has written numerous articles about home construction for AOL Real Estate, Smart
Homeowner, and Builder magazine. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com.