Living Small Offers Growing Appeal

January 31, 2012

Do-it-yourself tiny homes is a growing niche among some who desire eco-friendly lifestyles, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

A series of new books are coming out next month that show aspiring home owners how they can build their own small home. 

“The appeal is that secretly most people would like to be in the country building their own little house," says Jonas Kyle, an owner of Spoonbill & Sugargtown Bestsellers in Brooklyn, N.Y., which publishes the “Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter” by Lloyd Kahn. “There's a builder lurking inside everyone."

"The economy declined, and people are finding ways to downsize," says Patricia Bostelman, vice president of marketing at Barnes & Noble Inc., about the the series of new books about living small and simply being released.

Source: “Tiny Homes Carve a Niche,” The Wall Street Journal (Jan. 30, 2012)