Mike Litchfield on turn-key tiny homes

Mike Litchfield, one of the founding editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine recently published the book In-laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats: Your Guide to Turning One House into Two Homes. It’s a useful, informative and clear depiction of well-designed small homes. Watch for a review of it here. In the interim, here’s a posting I just noticed on Mike’s Fine Homebuilding blog, on a builder in the San Francisco area offering turn-key tiny homes:

“Kevin Casey’s New Avenue Homes offers homeowners a turn-key ADU package that includes private financing, design, permit approval and construction. What’s more, he seems to be making a go of it, with a first backyard cottage garnering a lot of praise, and six more units in the pipeline. Now he’s looking for builders in other regions to partner with.…”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Mike Litchfield on turn-key tiny homes

  1. Are these the same tiny homes that I saw on Oprah.

    This guy was tired of everything being so big and enormous, he decided to build a really tiny house for himself.

    Apparently he's helping alot of people now, to do the same thing.

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