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If you’re like me you’re also a fan of Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly.

They’re former editors of the Whole Earth Catalog.

Lloyd Kahn is the author of several books including Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter.

Kevin Kelly is the author of Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities.

Watch and listen in as they discuss tiny houses, housetrucks, houseboats, upcoming books, trends, and more below in a Google+ Hangout session with fans.

Kevin Kelly & Lloyd Kahn on Tiny Houses and the Rise of DIY

Learn more and check out the links in the resources for more on Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly too:

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This year a lot has happened in the world of tiny houses including quite a bit of new books.

In this post I wanted to share some of my new favorites with you along with some of the classics.

Some of these books will inspire you with photos and others will be filled with valuable how to information.

You might still be gathering ideas for your future home or you might be eager to build up your construction skills.

Either way some of these books, if you don’t already own them, should help inspire you towards your dream tiny house.

1. Tiny House Magazine by Kent Griswold


How to get the latest issues of the Tiny House Magazine

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the tiny house books list below:

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I ran into this time-lapse video on the construction of a geodesic dome greenhouse and thought I’d show you.

It took the owner approximately four hours to put together and you get to see it being done in a couple of minutes.

Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

The windows that you see on it are hinged and covered with polythene along with a flashing strip on the top edges.

If you’re new to geo-domes, they were invented/popularized by R. Buckminster Fuller in the 1940s. One of my favorite authors, Lloyd Kahn, has covered them too.

These efficient structures can be used for living, working or gardening, but do they have too many drawbacks to be practical?

Geodesic Dome Construction and Time-lapse Video
Photo Courtesy of Pauly1060/YouTube

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CBS’s America’s Dream Homes features Lloyd Kahn so I wanted to give you guys a chance to watch that here although I don’t consider any of the houses featured on the show to be tiny.

You will learn that Lloyd’s home is constructed mostly of recycled materials.. You’ll also get a chance to see Earl’s grain silo home which is very interesting. Sarah Susanka is also featured in the video talking about smaller spaces.

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