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7 Ways to Create Space – Book Giveaway!

We are giving away five copies of You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too, by Tammy Strobel. Check out these tips on downsizing, and the…


A New Tiny Home Kit–Worth Coveting

When Natural Home put out a call for entries in our Natural Home of the Year contest in 1999, Jay Shafer sent in a few photos of an exquisitely built tiny house and an essay about why he chose to live…


Living in a Small Home: Constant Editing, Constant Play

When Sayra and Dominic Adams paid $37,500 for their 550-square-foot fixer upper in a small Idaho town three years ago, it was in sorry shape. The house had been abandoned for five years. The bathroom …


2 People, 600 Square Feet: Not an Inch is Wasted

After living in a 600-square-foot studio apartment for 23 years, Ken and Linda Bolton bought their first home in 2000. “I was seeking three bedrooms, a dining room and lots of windows,” Linda says. Sh…


5 Tips for Making Tiny Kitchens Work

The 36-square-foot kitchen in Katie and Martin Clemons’ 480-square-foot apartment in Berlin, Germany, was a disaster when they first saw it. It was claustrophobic and had no drawers, counter space, di…


Texas Hobbit House: A Small, Handmade Treasure

Of all the houses I visited during my tenure as Natural Home editor-in-chief, the first one holds a special place in my heart. I visited Gary Zuker’s hand-built cob cottage—built for $40,000—in 1999. …


Benefits of Living in a Tiny Home: Time, Money, Peace of Mind

Ryan Mitchell lives in a 300-square-foot apartment in Charlotte, North Carolina, and that’s just too much space. He’s saving up so he can pay cash to build his 130-square-foot dream home. Ryan, who…


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Willey House: Green Homes for Real People

If you've never been inside a Frank Lloyd Wright house, it's an experience worth pursuing. I learned so much about space, light and ingenious design when I spent an incredible day photographing the Ma…


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