The Little House

The Little House is “the basic black dress” of housing. It was intended as a step-by-step handbook for people who want to build a weekend house, a retreat from worries and work, and have scraped together just enough money to buy a bit of land somewhere that spells peace. But The Little House is also a teaching tool for space planning, site planning, selection of building materials and products, structural, plumbing and electrical design, construction and cost estimating for many different kinds of small scale residential housing.

Armstrong presents a workable plan that details, with little fuss, the steps people need to know when creating a home from the ground up. …The process of building the Little House, like the process of reading Armstrong’s book, is straightforward, sequential and without pretension.

Kenneth Lelen, “House Beautiful”

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Photograph of a built Little House.