There's a grassroots movement in tiny homes these days. More and more people are living in buses, trucks, houseboats, and other movable shelters. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, burning out on 12-hour workdays – many people are rethinking their ideas about shelter – seeking an alternative to high rents or a lifelong mortgage debt to a bank on an overpriced home. In Khan's Tiny Homes there are 1,300 photos, showing a rich variety of small homemade shelters and stories of the owner-builders who are on the forefront of this new trend in downsizing and self-sufficiency. From John Field who sold his 2800 sq. ft. house in New York and built a 128 ft. cabin in the Texas desert to a couple in British Columbia who own a houseboat with an adjacent floating garden, these are stories to delight and inspire you. If you're thinking of scaling back, you'll find plenty of inspiration shown by builders, designers, architects, dreamers, artists, road gypsies and water dwellers who've achieved a measure of freedom and independence by taking shelter into their own hands.