A Tiny House Chock Full of Books

published Jul 26, 2016
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(Image credit: April Anson)

I know you guys love books. In past posts about tiny houses, I’ve definitely heard some of you say that you could never imagine living in such a small space, because you could never, ever give up your books. Fortunately, you don’t have to. April Anson lived in a tiny house for three years while a student at the University of Oregon, and while living in 114 square feet definitely involved some sacrifices, parting with her books wasn’t one of them.

(Image credit: April Anson)

Her house, which she built with the help of some very generous friends, is based on the Cypress, by Tumbleweed Tiny Houses. She did modify the plan a bit — the gambrel roof adds a little extra headspace in the loft, and instead of a staircase with drawers, she opted instead for a ladder, with a whole wall of bookshelves behind.

(Image credit: April Anson)

On her desk, built into the home’s little nook, are even more books — you can definitely tell this is a student’s home. After building the home, April lived in it for three years, parking it in her grandmother’s backyard. Which beats paying rent — and definitely beats the dorms.

You can read more about April’s house (and see more photos!) at Tiny House Design and on her blog. You can see a video interview with her on Tiny House Talk, and more photos of the house and its construction on Facebook. The images used here are from April Anson, via Tiny House Design.