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Call for Submissions for a Small-House Book

comments (0) May 1st, 2014 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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Photo: Katie Hutchison

Do you know of a beautiful home that we could feature in a new book tentatively titled "The New Small House"?

Happily, I'm beginning a new endeavor, and I need your help. I'm looking to collect submissions for a book I'm writing for The Taunton Press about today's small houses. The book will feature houses that are 1500 sq. ft. or less and serve as primary residences for their homeowners. (Plus, there will be a few bonus small retreats.)

I'm hoping to find creatively designed small houses in a variety of U.S. locations: on the beach, in a rural setting, within a village, in a town, and in an urban center. Featured houses will mostly be newly constructed, but a few might be fresh renovations or additions to older houses. With the aid of the houses we select, the book will illuminate approximately 10 fundamental design strategies for today's small houses. 

If you know of a new (or newly renovated) small house that you think I should consider including in the book, please let me know. For now, simply email me at with some low-resolution photos of the exterior, interior, and context, along with some background information about the size of the house, where it's located, who owns it, who designed it, if it has been professionally photographed, and if it has been featured in another publication. Also, please let me know if you're aware of any architectural drawings that depict it and its site.

I'll be collecting houses to consider for publication in the next few weeks, and I look forward to reviewing those that you may recommend. Together we can create a book that informs and inspires readers who may be embarking on their own small-house designs. Please join me.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne

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