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The Little House

The Little House is a step-by-step handbook for people who want to build a weekend house, a retreat from worries and work, but have scraped together only enough money to buy a bit of land next to a brook, by a lake, on top of a mountain, somewhere that spells peace. Anyone who has considered building a second home knows that the cost is staggering. The Little House, an infinitely variable, affordable, modular (though not pre-fab), basic housing unit is a modern, attractively designed and low maintenance alternative.

The Little House introduces the reader to the planning and design decisions that determine the layout of a house. It shows how choices of building materials and finishes should relate to climate and how to create larger houses by combining Little House units so the resulting configuration relates to site conditions and topography.

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The Little House

The Little House is a step-by-step handbook for people who want to build a weekend house, a retreat from worries and work, but have scraped together only enough money to buy a bit of land next to a brook, by a lake, on top of a mountain, somewhere that spells peace. Anyone who has considered building a second home knows that the cost is staggering. The Little House, an infinitely variable, affordable, modular (though not pre-fab), basic housing unit is a modern, attractively designed and low maintenance alternative.

The Little House introduces the reader to the planning and design decisions that determine the layout of a house. It shows how choices of building materials and finishes should relate to climate and how to create larger houses by combining Little House units so the resulting configuration relates to site conditions and topography.

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