120 Ideas for Tiny Living


Laura LaVoie author of the blog Life in 120 Square Feet recently published her first book entitled “120 Ideas for Tiny Living.” I have been reading it and would like to recommend it to you.

If you have ever considered downsizing and simplifying your life it can often be a difficult transition. Through her book Laura explores 120 ideas for tiny house living.

First she shares her story and explaines how she and her partner built a tiny house and eventually moved into it full time. In the book Laura looks at the construction and design of the home, alternative energy systems, different types of building. She also looks at decorating a small space, how to live with others and even your pets. Finally, she even shares some favorite recipes.

I enjoyed reading her 147 page book and I think you will too. You can purchase it over at Amazon as a book or in the Kindle format right now by clicking here.

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Harold Anderson - November 22, 2013 Reply

Does “120 Ideas for Tiny Living” come in the Nook or PDF formats?

    garangwyn - November 22, 2013 Reply

    I have a Nook, and I downloaded the Kindle app that allows me to read books from Amazon. I have had no problem at all reading books that I have purchased at Amazon.

Deb F - November 22, 2013 Reply

Sounds like a great book! Here’s an idea – instead of buying it from Amazon, why not go into your LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE and support not only the author but also your community. If they don’t have the book, they most certainly can get it for you and you won’t pay shipping and won’t be supporting another one of the huge greed monsters working so diligently to put Main Street, and your neighbors, out of business. Remember, this is the company that offered people incentives to go into independent bookstores and email photos of prices and deals to Amazon so they could undercut all the small businesses. I don’t think this is what the Tiny Community is about.

    Steven - November 22, 2013 Reply

    Well said! And it would be a lot more fun to get out of that house or office and do a little shopping while surrounded by people!

      Sammie Warwick - October 5, 2014 Reply

      I agree. I love small bookstores. Unfortunately we now live over 50 miles from any. I love ordering online, but occasionally I will make the trip to walk through a bookstore.

    Wendy - November 22, 2013 Reply

    Absolutely. Your local independent bookstore is an endangered species and will appreciate the business. At this point, most of them have websites you can order from, often offer free shipping, and have the ability to sell ebooks (which won’t work on Kindle, but will on the other devices). My favorite on is my local bookstore, the Four-Eyed Frog. I don’t know if I can put a link here, but they have a website that’ll come up if you google it and they are always happy to help.

    Monica - November 22, 2013 Reply

    So many bookstores here in Australia have closed down because books here are so expensive, it is cheaper to buy 2 or 3 books from the US & pay for postage than to buy one book here. An average paperback is about $30! It has been so sad to see our bookstores disappear.

      Thomas - November 25, 2013 Reply

      I’m from Australia too… and I can’t understand it. The land of the great rip-off… we even pay more on Amazon than our US counterparts for exactly the same electrons ! Go figure.

    Laura M. LaVoie - November 26, 2013 Reply

    Thank you, Deb. I really appreciate your message and I don’t disagree with you. Unfortunately, at this time, the book is only available at Amazon.com.

    Michel - October 4, 2014 Reply

    You are so right…. Not only do we need to learn how to live in smaller spaces but think smaller as well. These big corporate businesses are taking up too much space and dollars. It is the small businesses that keep us alive and feeling part of a community.

Teresa - November 22, 2013 Reply

Excellent idea about the locally owned independant book store.
My problem is we do not have any of those in my area. There are plenty of used book stores in the area. They may at some point get this book in.

    Deb - November 24, 2013 Reply

    Most locals have websites and take phone orders so maybe just do a search for ones in your general area. Even if you do order in “online” from a local, it is far better than ordering from Amazon. The money stays local and you help keep a tax paying, neighbor employing business going, not a huge big box that gets all kinds of tax breaks and gives absolutely nothing back to any community. http://Www.battenkillbooks.com is my local independent bookstore website. It is thriving because of our “one red light” communities dedication to keeping our town alive and the big boxes out. Literally we have one red light, we’re that small!

Kinya - November 22, 2013 Reply

It would be awesome if the Tiny House people could help the people of Central IL / Midwest with a housing solution while they wait for their homes to be rebuilt.

Sara - November 27, 2013 Reply

This conversation struck me funny.
As much as I want to support the small bookstore… If we are talking about living tiny, where am I supposed to put the books? And as much as I hate the thing, doesn’t my tablet save trees?

But I get it. There is nothing better than curling up holding and reading a good book. I just hate the thought of downsizing and letting them go.

Pat - October 4, 2014 Reply

Sarah, I LOVE books. I have a house full of them to prove it. But I also have a Nook and may get a Kindle just to load them with books for when I have a small house. There is no way I could have all the books in a small house that I have on my Nook and I agree, we need to do our part in saving those trees. Isn’t that part of all this. Everyone has their own thing and I respect how others feel and what they feel is important.

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