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on 1 February 2013
Great book about eco houses and anyone interested in the ecological approach to housing will like it! BUT the title "small" probably refers to people who are used to having a "normal" sized house of over 250 square metres (2,700 square feet), because here the author presents houses of 150 sq. metres (1,620 sq. ft) as small! There are only 13 houses of under 100 sq metres (approx. 1,100 sq ft) out of the 40 presented in this book, so if you're like me in thinking that a small house is considered to be in the size of 60 square metres and under then you'll be a little disappointed.
Overall, this is a great book with beautiful pictures which explains in general what makes each of the buildings 'green' and eco-friendly. And even though the houses are a little bigger than I expected I am still happy I bought this book! :)
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on 10 November 2010
I am an architect by profession and purchase books from Amazon Uk.
What made me make this purchase was the cover of the book, It had a promise of what was to come beyond (at least thats what I thought)

Unfortunately the book does not include much inspiring work.
The printing quality in architecture books should be very accurate and of good quality to appreciate the nuances of space. This book however is affordable but the printing could have been improved.

No work within the book comes close to the quality of the house on the cover.

PROS:
1. Price

CONS:
1. All the projects look similar
2. Cheap Print quality
3. Not inspiring (at least for me)
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on 24 March 2016
Great images, good copy, although eco credentials are decidedly dubious in many cases.

What I am less impressed with is after a few houses they forgot the title. Some of these 'small' houses are hitting 2000 sq feet!

Still worth buying as it'll inspire your creation.
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on 30 March 2013
indeed, small packages - great beauty as the saying would have one believe. Here, for the most part, is the proof
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on 15 September 2013
Good bock. A lot of inovations. You could have a good brain storm whit this book. Realy recomendable for everyone who likes nature.
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on 11 March 2016
My nephew was very pleased to receive it , and he is a trainee architect. He said its all the rage at the moment . Maybe one day I'll get it back to read . And then again I probably wont
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on 24 August 2014
Wonderful inspirational book!
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on 21 December 2016
Great
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on 20 November 2014
My son in law says he's found it very interesing
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on 20 February 2015
good read
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