A Shelter for Daydreams

After reading Michael Pollan's A Place of My Own, I thought it fitting to investigate some of his sources of resource and inspiration referenced in the design of his shelter. Mr. Pollen's architect Charlie, gave him the book Tiny Houses, by Lester Walker, published in 1987. I picked up a copy at the library to take a peek. As Michael Pollen points out, this building can take on a variety of shapes, but all are an exercise in efficiency. I love the clarity of presentation of this book. Hand drawn plans and isometrics of these simple structures, convey not only the efficiency, but also the spirit of these special spaces. The author shares with us historic shelters such as Henry Thoreau's Cabin. Michael Pollen references this project in detail, as a source of inspiration in the design of his own hand built place.

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