This session will review some of the aspects of a house that make it feel larger than it actually is. There will also be a review of some of the design features that allow these houses to be forever houses – so they are comfortable for the present and the future.
One lucky attendee will be receiving a copy of Sheri Koones book, Downsize: Living Large in a Small House! So be sure to tune in live for your chance to win!
Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in
Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW)
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
- Demonstrate how comfortable a small house can be and inspire people to live “smaller”.
- Share some of the aspects of a small house that make it feel bigger than it is to improve the emotional well-being of occupants.
- Demonstrate some aspects of a house that can make it a forever house through sustainability and maintenance-free care.
- Show some of the aspects that make a house more energy-efficient and ultimately safer.
Instructor: Sheri Koones
Sheri Koones’ latest book is Downsize: Living Large In a Small House which will be released by Taunton in October 2019. It profiles 33 exceptional houses that show how small can be comfortable, practical, energy-efficient—and beautiful.
Her previous books include:
Prefabulous Small Houses, Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe, Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid, Prefabulous + Sustainable, Prefabulous, House About It, Modular Mansions, and From Sand Castles to Dream Houses. Sheri is a contributing writer for Forbes.com, a freelance writer and speaker. She has won the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award from NAREE in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2017.