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Award-winning Tiny House Expert Releases Comprehensive Guide to Tiny Home Living

June 2019

June 2019

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Lancaster, PA — Saving money has been a huge appeal for people who have flocked to the tiny house movement—a home defined by a square footage between 100 and 400 square feet. For others, it’s the appeal of a more simpler life. Whatever the reason may be, the tiny house movement and those who live it has captured worldwide attention. Making the jump to a tiny home comes with its risks and challenges though. How do you heat a tiny home? Where do you “park” it? And what about a toilet?

A new book by the award-winning tiny home expert Chris Schapdick can answer these questions. His book The Joy of Tiny House Living: Everything You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge, which launches July 2019 and has already received rave reviews, is an indispensable manual for fully understanding all the practical considerations that go into building, owning, and living in a tiny home on wheels. Schapdick offers first-hand information to help tiny home aspirants realize the dream, with advice on design, construction, legalities of living in a tiny home, and how to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of living tiny.

 

“Before you run out and get yourself a tiny house, there are a few things that you should ponder. It’s potentially a big, life-changing step. You should ask yourself, and be clear about, what your motivations are. This book will help you sort through some of these and other questions.”
~ Chris Schapdick

Schapdick began his career in the corporate world but soon realized it wasn’t for him. “I did that for too long and I decided to pull the plug on a career that wasn’t providing me with any sense of accomplishment or satisfaction,” he says. “I built a tiny house for my daughter and I. I so enjoyed this process that I wanted to build more. Tiny Industrial was born.”  

Tiny Industrial LLC, Schapdick’s tiny home building company, is based in New Jersey where Schapdick is from. The company not only builds tiny houses, it also converts buses into livable homes. Since making the switch to entreupreneurship, Schapdick has gone on to build countless tiny homes for customers, helps others through his personal coaching business, and was awarded the “Best Tiny House Award” by the New Jersey Tiny House Festival in 2017. “This new path is infinitely more rewarding,” Schapdick says. 

Chis Schapdick is on track to release another tiny home building book with Creative Homeowner, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing, next year. “My goal in creating tiny home books is to help others forge their own path,” says Schapdick.

“The BEST tiny house book you will ever read.”  
House Beautiful 

The Joy of Tiny House Living: Everything You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge Launches July 2019


Educational, comprehensive, and enlightening, the The Joy of Tiny House Living: Everything You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge includes:

  • Comprehensive review of the practical considerations that go into building, owning, and living in a tiny home on wheels
  • What it means to upgrade to tiny, and what you should know about design, construction, and the legalities of living in a tiny home
  • First-hand information from people in the tiny house movement addressing how to deal with the inevitable challenges of living your tiny house dream

About Fox Chapel Publishing

Fox Chapel Publishing inspires and informs readers who enjoy a wide variety of hobbies, crafts, and lifestyle interests. The company specializes in illustrated nonfiction with a focus on artisan and high-quality craft books. Fox Chapel publishes more than 1,500 book titles as well as several craft magazines. The publisher’s imprints include CompanionHouse Book, Creative Homeowner, Design Originals, Happy Fox Books, IMM Lifestyle Books, Landauer Publishing, Old Pond Publishing, and Quiet Fox Designs. For more information, please visit foxchapelpublishing.com.

The Joy of Tiny House Living: Everything You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge


Author:
Chris Schapdick

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Pages: 224

Form: Softcover

ISBN: 978-1580118347

SRP: $19.99