"Come take a trip with us through the world of tiny houses. See firsthand the current trend in scaling back, reducing living expenses, and escaping bank mortgages or high rents.
"There's a grassroots movement in building smaller homes these days. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, and the growing scarcity of resources, have caused a sea change in thinking about shelter.
"Here are some 150 builders who have created tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.). Homes on land, homes on wheels, homes on the road, and homes on water, and home in the trees. There are also studios, saunas, garden sheds, and greenhouses.
"Here is a rich variety of small homemade shelters, with 1,300 photos, along with stories of people who have chosen to provide their own roofs overhead.
"As you thumb through the pages, we hope you'll be as intrigued as we are with this new and growing trend in downsizing and self-sufficiency, and as excited as we are about the creativity and joy expressed in these little homes."