I am one to research everything. I read blogs, product reviews, and get books from the library. Thus I used a wide variety of books and videos during the planning and creation of my tiny home. Here I have gathered names and links to various resources I found helpful during the planning and building phases of this project.
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The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, Third Edition
My go-to resource for safely and effectively composting the waste from my composting toilet. This book pointed out to me how absurd it is that we poop and pee in clean drinking water, a resource that is becoming increasingly limited on our planet. After reading this book and having a Humanure toilet for 2-3 years, I would never willingly go back to the world of flushing.
The Small House Book
Jay Schafer could be called the “grandfather” of the Tiny House movement. This book is the go to resource for anyone interested in designing tiny homes. While I had the shell already built so none of his designs fit exactly, I chose my favorite pieces of his houses when laying out mine.
The Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses: Build your own guest cottage, writing studio, home office, craft workshop, or personal retreat
I haven’t read this book yet, but based on Schafer’s other work, I am excited to snag it and read it soon.
Wonderwash – this is a neat little home washer. I don’t use it much as I do laundry at my parents house, but its convenient way to occasionally do a quick load of shirts, socks, and undies when I don’t feel like doing down the road to my folks.
Other Links and Resources:
I used several YouTube videos as plans and built my own, but this link has pre-made kits available for purchase as well.