Finally, the day I have been waiting for: Jay Shafer’s Small House Book arrived in my mailbox!
I must say, Jay likes his books as small and high-quality as he does his houses! In the book he gives basic building plans plus a treatise on small house living. I will describe more when I finish the book.
As I was reading the book. a friend stopped by with a visitor from Hawaii, and she talked about how reasonably priced the Amish are for constructing in this area. I became amused when she said she didn’t have running water when, after a couple of questions I realised she had a pump pumping her water from a cistern, that she classified “running water” as water from a public utility system!
Ahh, and here I thought I had met another person willing to sacrifice! Truthfully, I doubt they would have understood the years my “running water” came from a creek, carried in buckets to care for household needs! used