Greenery Makes Tiny Wisconsin House Seem Larger

“…Jill decided to check out a little two-bedroom 1950s home in West Allis that she’d heard about from their real estate agent. She went online and found a street view of the home.

   What she saw intrigued her.

   ‘You couldn’t see the house,’ she said. ‘I looked at the whole street, and nothing else looked like that. And I thought, now I have to see the house. ‘”

   What they saw when they visited was a lush garden anchored by a serviceberry and crabapple trees in the front yard. Native plants included towering cup plant, black-eyed Susan and New England asters.

   ‘It was just like heaven for me,’ said Jill.…”

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Photo by Angela Peterson

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:

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