BOOK WEEK: Nano House

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Nano House
By Phyllis Richardson
Thames and Hudson 2011

Aw man we’re absolutely loving the book “Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings.” It’s exactly the sort of thing we need right now, considering that space is at a premium nearly everywhere and there’s a strong need for keeping our footprint on the planet as light as possible.

Featuring forty examples of small, brilliant, future-minded and eco-responsible homes (with less than 650 square feet of living space each), this book offers not only the most exciting ideas for houses we’ve seen in a while, but also the most up-to-date solutions for those whose space is at a premium, or when the landscape must be left as undisturbed as possible and more.

The photos in here are literally stunning. Even if you don’t plan on going this out of your way for the environment yet, you’ll still find a ton of space-saving and maximizing ideas for your own home. And the photos are just inspiring to look at in themselves.

We like how the book is divided into sections: built compact houses, small and mobile, micro-retreats, big ideas for low energy and big ideas multiplied. Written by Phillis Richardson and published by Thames & Hudson, this title will be available October 17th, 2011 and will retail at $29.95 for a hardcover book full of color photos and smart words.

Remember: comment on this post (leave a way we can get in touch with you) for a chance to win a copy of this book! Find all the info and rules of book week here

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  1. Michael Crigler

    Dec 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I want this book! I saw it the other day in the local book shop. The photos are beautiful and there are loads of great ideas for small dwellings. This is a must have for anyone who is into alternative living spaces.

  2. Brady Mathews

    Dec 6, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Did you know nano in Greek means “old man”? As in I will be an old man sitting in my chair still reading this AMAZING book.

  3. Erika E

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

    This is a wonderful book for living small within great design!

  4. Camie

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Love it!

  5. sallie wood

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Very cool!

  6. erica francine

    Dec 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

    wow, inspiring!

  7. Tamara

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    My fiance is studying interior design and would love to have this book in his collection for our future home!

  8. Rachelle

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Great book,

  9. shaheen

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I want a well designed nano house! Even if it’s not possible, seems like the book has great ideas I can use in my 1000ish square foot apartment.

  10. Jen Rutsky

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    2 CUTE!

  11. kathy

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    would love to win! thx

  12. Nate

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I would like a nano house… But then where would I put the book?

  13. Katy

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I dream of one day living in a small cabin in the woods – this book would be an inspiration.

  14. peter b

    Dec 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Looks like a terrific book, glad to see the variety of ideas in such small buildings.

  15. Shannon

    Dec 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Excellent book!

  16. PJTK

    Dec 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm


  17. Genevieve L

    Dec 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I would love a copy of this book — there’s so much magic in using space as efficiently as possible and also pushing the boundaries of portability.

  18. Denise

    Dec 7, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Would love to have this book.

  19. Liz

    Dec 7, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I am having major booklust right now… this looks amazing!

  20. Darian

    Dec 7, 2011 at 11:08 am


  21. Minna

    Dec 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Love this book, thanks for the chance to win!

  22. jaxine

    Dec 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    just what i am looking for! great christmas present.

  23. Alex

    Dec 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    looks great! would love to have this on my shelf

  24. Andres Santiago

    Dec 8, 2011 at 7:06 am


  25. scott

    Dec 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    i like this nano book in a big way

  26. Becky Nemetchek

    Dec 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

    reminds me of the camper-van my parents & I used when I was a teen. No sitting in the motor-home playing video games!

  27. matt

    Dec 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

    love it – my bookshelves need filling

  28. Colin Gallagher

    Dec 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I’m a huge fan and have a passion for micro and mobile architecture. This book looks amazing and would really appreciate the chance to read it.

  29. matt

    Dec 9, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Love books!!!

  30. Nick Sperrazza

    Dec 9, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Wonderful concepts, now we need local governments to change zoning to allow these! I live in Minneapolis MN, we are generally a very green/forward thinking city, but prefab homes are not allowed. How can we educate them about this type of housing?

  31. Nick

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    i like this nano book

  32. Lara

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Cute! I hope it has great tips for keeping small spaces organized.