Introduction. Why live small? -- Plans: 50 designs for compact houses -- Design: key factors for small spaces -- Energy: efficiency and sustainability -- Retrofits: finding and renovating a compact house.
Imaging a home that contains everything you need in no more than 1400 square feet. Thoughtfully designed for maximum comfort and efficiency, Gerald Rowan's floor plans offer innovative options for building and retrofitting an affordable home that is easy to maintain and environmentally friendly.--COVER.