For the last year I’ve been saving URLs of websites, blogs, anything on the internet on the subject of tiny houses. I ended up with over 100 URLs and about a month ago I started going through them and printing out photos and text, which I then file in folders in a filing cabinet. I have maybe 70 file folders now. I have 2-3 weeks more of checking out the blogs and websites. Each reference I go to usually leads me to find other things on the web.
I have no idea right now what the book will look like. After I have all the files assembled, I’ll go through them and make notes and start figuring out the categories, and the flow of the book. Then I have to contact all the bloggers and photographers. I’ll then do non-electronic layouts, sizing photos on my 10-year-old HP color copy machine ($250 new). I’ll get Lew to look stuff over. It will then go to David for artistic tune-up, then to Rick for book construction.
I’ve got some wonderful material. There might just be a movement out there of people simplifying their lives, taking care of their own shelter needs with their own hands. Sort of looks like that to me. This is gonna be a great book! We’ll try to keep up our standards of 1000 photos per book. The vast amount of material we have in our books means that we can only pay a few major contributors. But we do offer blog and website publicity for all participants.
-Above photo from: https://www.betterbarns.com/. These guys are an example of what’s out there.