The HOMEGROWN review of the book can be found here: http://homegrown.org/blog/2012/02/book-review-tiny-homes-simple-shelter-scaling-back-in-the-21st-century/
Lloyd Kahn learned to publish books working as the shelter editor on Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog over 4 decades ago. In his 1973 book Shelter small buildings were praised as "quick to build, adaptable to used materials (cheap), easy to heat, simple for the inexperienced builder, and can later be added on to." It featured an old school bus converted to a "housecar", a "housetruck", houseboats, treehouses, yurts, domes, zomes, sheds and traditional shelters like English cottage frames, Wichita grass homes, Ethiopia's Tukul's and Timbuktu's Dogon dwellings.
Now, nearly 40 years later, Kahn has released "Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter" as a nod to the current "grassroots movement to scale things back". He profiles about 150 builders who have created homes under 500 square feet (his limit for tiny): "homes on land, homes on wheels, homes on the road, and homes on water, and homes in the trees."
We visited the home offices of Shelter Publications (Bolinas, California) before the book went to print where Kahn was busy creating the layout in the old-fashioned way: not on the computer, but using photos and tape.
More info on original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/tiny-homes-simple-shelter-lloyd-kahn-boo...
"Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter" book http://www.shelterpub.com/_tiny_homes/tiny_homes_book.html