The Microhouse: A Small Home You Can Build

Living large just isn’t the answer for everyone. Here’s how to build a small house that’s practical and livable.



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Author Rev. Bill Kaysing began applying principles of “microhousing” to help end the suffering of the growing population of homeless people.
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Framing the microhouse
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Overview of microhouse construction
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Door option
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Door option
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Plywood flooring installation
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Door option
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Door option
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Material list for a shed roof microhouse
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Metal hangers make the process of floor joist assembly considerably easier.
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Nail at angle during floor installation
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Microhouse gable roof construction
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The proper way to toenail studs in place.
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Materials list for a gable roof microhouse
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