Micro Green (Hardcover)

Tiny Houses in Nature

By Mimi Zeiger

Rizzoli International Publications, 9780847835836, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2011

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From treehouses to pre-fabs, this book presents sustainable, micro-green living at its best. Micro Green delves into the concept of compact living and demonstrates the possibilities of living with less while maintaining a rich life. As sustainable architecture becomes mainstream, many architects and designers are using technology and wit to experiment with what it means to be green, and the results are both effective and enthralling. The rustic treehouses, airy domes, and recycled-scrap structures of Micro Green are presented through vivid photography and detailed building plans, and display a range of environmental influences. Here living spaces are carved out of hillsides, trees rise through decks and floors, and walls melt seamlessly back into the surrounding woods. Though many of the homes chronicled in Micro Green are unique in design, their economical size and ingenious interior spaces are the epitome of practicality and illustrate an acute understanding of compact living and its potential for rural, suburban, and even urban ecosystems. Small in both carbon and architectural footprint, the dwellings in Micro Green have large implications for the global movements of eco-consciousness and sustainability.

About the Author

Mimi Zeiger is the author of "Micro Green." She founded loud paper, an architecture zine and now blog, in 1997. A Brooklyn-based freelancer, Zeiger writes on art, architecture, and design for a variety of publications including "The New York Times," "Dwell," "Azure," and "Architect," where she is a contributing editor. She holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and has taught at California College of the Arts and at SCI- Arc. She is the author of "New Museums: Contemporary Museum Architecture Around the World" and "Tiny Houses," which was featured in "Time" magazine and the "Los Angeles Times."

Praise For Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature

“An anti-McMansion manifesto, this book surveys sustainability built houses whose owners gave up space for social conscience.” ~Details 

“Mimi Zeiger has captured the lifestyle of downsizing in her new book, Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature (Rizzoli, 2011). From dwellings that utilize structures in the woods, to homes built on wheels, Zeiger has shown the art of compact living through thirty-six different and unique examples.” ~Cottages-Gardens.com
“Zeiger features a range of environmentally friendly tiny dwellings from across the globe in her luscious book…” ~Mother Earth News