Q: As as follow-up to a really successful Campus Read program on urban agriculture last year (Novella Carpenter's Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer), we'd like to make this year's small-house-living. The problem is that we can't find a memoir about living in a small house! Novella's book was fantastic because it was so personal, but didn't lose sight of the broader environmental issues involved in urban farming.
Here's what we've thought about so far, and unfortunately, nothing quite gets to that same balance…
...Michael Pollan's book is the closest, but it's only about working in a small space - not living. Any ideas for books that we're missing? Thanks!
- Sarah Susanka, The Not So Big House
- Richard Manning, A Good House
- Michael Pollan, A Place of My Own
- Thoreau, Walden (the classic choice!)
- Ann Kline, A Hut of One's Own
- Greg Johnson, Put Your Life on a Diet
Sent by Jason
Editor: Jason, great question! We're going to throw this out to our readers to see what they have to say.