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BOOK WEEK: Nano House

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects

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

32 Comments to "BOOK WEEK: Nano House"

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

  4. Love it!

  5. Very cool!

  6. wow, inspiring!

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

  8. Great book,

  9. 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. 2 CUTE!

  11. would love to win! thx

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

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. Would love to have this book.

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

  18. Love this book, thanks for the chance to win!

  19. just what i am looking for! great christmas present.

  20. looks great! would love to have this on my shelf

  21. LOVE IT

  22. i like this nano book in a big way

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

  24. love it – my bookshelves need filling

  25. 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.

  26. Love books!!!

  27. 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?

  28. i like this nano book

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