The Big Tiny book coverMore than ten years ago, a near-death experience abruptly reminded sustainability advocate and pioneer Dee Williams that life is short. She sold her sprawling home and built an 84-square-foot house—on her own, from the ground up. Today, Williams can list everything she owns on one sheet of paper, her monthly housekeeping bills amount to about eight dollars, and it takes her about ten minutes to clean the entire house.

Check out her amazing memoir, The Big Tiny. You can also read more about Dee and her work with tiny houses here.

-Laura B.