Synopses & Reviews
The New Cottage Home taps into today's move toward lifestyle simplicity and the idea that living space should be rich in details, conservative of resources, and no larger than necessary. Jim Tolpin celebrates the diversity and charm of 30 sample cottages, from a Pacific Northwest cottage modeled after a French hunting lodge to a "salvage yard vernacular cottage" built with junkyard materials.
Each featured home reflects individual personality, priorities, and lifestyle. Whether by the water, on a mountain, or in a forest, field, or town, these homes emphasize quality of place over quantity of space.
Fine craftsmanship can turn a basic house into a comfortable, inviting home. This handsome, full-color book walks readers through 28 newly constructed cottage homes and examines the elements that make them unique, personalized, and especially livable. 224 photos, 72 drawings.
Tolpin celebrates the diversity and charm of 30 sample cottages, from a Pacific Northwest version modeled after a French hunting lodge to a "salvage yard vernacular cottage" built with junkyard materials. 250 color photos. Illustrations.
About the Author
Jim Tolpin has been a woodworker for more than 30 years and has written a dozen books on the subject, selling more than 750,000 copies. He teaches woodworking for a living at his school, The Port Townsend School of Woodworking.