Nomad: Designing a Home for Escape and Adventure
A lush, photographic guide to unconventional homes around the world and the free spirits who live and work in them
A reclusive designer living in a custom tiny house in the middle of the Montana wilderness. A couple who traded their expensive Bay Area apartment for a slip at a nearby marina, where they live on a docked sailboat. A family of five who decided to simplify their lives by moving into a school bus, selling most of their possessions in the process. Nomad features their stories, and many more. From vanlifers to boondockers, liveaboards to tiny-house dwellers, these freedom seekers have forged a new way of life for themselves—one that values experiences over things, is environmentally conscious, and is often more budget-friendly than their “rooted” lives ever were.
The ubiquity of the internet has ushered in a new era of connectivity that makes working from an Airstream beside a roaring river or running a photography business from a mountaintop a reality. It’s now possible to do whatever you want from wherever you want and still have a foothold in the world. This book shows you how, with tours of 26 unconventional homes and the people who live in them, plus all the information you need to make your own off-the-grid dream a reality. There are chapters on bathroom and storage—two of the most challenging aspects of this lifestyle—plus a comprehensive guide to finding the right home, assessing the cost of renovation, handy products for small spaces, and indispensable resources (including sources for replacement RV parts, portable power solutions, tiny wood stoves, and much more).
About the contributor(s):
Emma Reddington is the founder of the Marion House Book, a design site and curation brand that reaches over 3.5 million fans. She is also the editor in chief of House & Home magazine, where she sets home decor trends for over 2 million print and online readers each month. Reddington has been featured in or curated for brands such as Elle Decor, Good Housekeeping, HGTV Magazine, West Elm, Etsy, The Home Depot, Ikea, and many others. Find her on Instagram @marionhousebook.
320 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2