Very Small House
I love Very Small Houses and I like to design them.
If I can help you
with one, please let me know.
Abrams, AIA Architect
This is my book on Basic Personal Shelter.
The front and back cover is to the left.
I have recently had the book printed. I have posted the book proofs here.
If you want a hard copy email me and I will tell you where you can buy it.
You can read the full book by clicking on the PDF symbol below.
Click on the PDF Symbol to Read the Book BASIC PERSONAL SHELTER
On June 22, 2018, I delivered a talk at the national AIA (American Institute of
conference in New York City
Basic Personal Shelters: Expanding a Vision for One-Person Houses
Click on the PDF symbols to the right to read the narrative and see the powerpoint slides that go with it.
Click on the PDF Symbol to read the Narrative of the talk.
Click on the PDF Symbol to see the Powerpoint of the talk.
This BPS is 240 sq ft.
It's story is told in my book.
Below are floor plan and photos of it.
Same BPS -- Recent Pic
Article 2017 about Jeff and his 240 sf BPS - Picture good, type difficult to read.
Inside the Main Room:
Kitchen is to the right.
Bathroom is behind kitchen to the left.
There is no built-in furniture.
Each person sets up the mai
room to live in as they see fit.
This is not a "tiny house". This is a small house. The rooms are normal size. Just fewer of them.
This BPS is approximately 144 sq ft.
I am in the process of refining it and hope to build one soon.
If you build a house based on what you see on this website,
it is your responsibility to confirm you meet all building requirements
which are applicable in the place where you are building.
hat you see here might not
comply with what is required in your location.
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