The Big Tiny is THE guide for anyone interested in the world of the Tiny House!
Part how-to, part personal memoir, The Big Tiny is an utterly seductive meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life.
More-than ten years ago, a near-death experience abruptly reminded sustainability advocateDee Williams that life is short. So she sold her sprawling home and built an eighty-four-square-foot house-on her own, from the ground up. Today, Williams can list everything she own on one sheet of paper, her monthly housekeeping bills amount to about eight dollars, and it takes her about ten minutes to clean the entire house. Adopting a new lifestyle left her with the ultimate luxury: more time to spend with friends and family-and gave her the freedom to head out for adventure at a moment’s notice, or watch the clouds and sunset while drinking a beer on her (yes, tiny) front porch.
We highly recommend the Big Tiny as a rollicking, inspirational read that will have you thinking big about all things tiny! A must read for anyone dreaming about down-sizing to a tiny house.
“Visitors to [Dee Williams’] property may be forgiven for thinking someone had taken up residence in a beautifully built pine-and-cedar toolshed out back….[an] affecting memoir…she writes in The Big Tiny of finding a centeredness and peace in her little house, of being less fearful, more alive. Some of the best passages are when she describes the sensory experience of being inside: smelling raw cedar and knotty pine; listening to the weather.”
—Steven Kurutz, The New York Times