Item #8043 Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing. Diana Lind.

Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing

New York: Bold Type Books, 2020.

First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 8 1/2" X 5 3/4". vii, 257pp. Very mild shelf wear to unclipped dust jacket with spots of light toning and light creasing to corners and edges. White paper over boards with spine backed in blue and lettered in white. Gentle bumps to corners and edges of boards, and to top corner of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound.

This smart, provocative look at how the American Dream of single-family homes, white picket fences, and two-car garages became a lonely, overpriced nightmare explores how new trends in housing can help us live better.

Over the past century, American demographics and social norms have shifted dramatically. More people are living alone, marrying later in life, and having smaller families. At the same time, their lifestyles are changing, whether by choice or by force, to become more virtual, more mobile, and less stable. But despite the ways that today's America is different and more diverse, housing still looks stuck in the 1950s.

In Brave New Home, Diana Lind shows why a country full of single-family houses is bad for us and our planet, and details the new efforts underway that better reflect the way we live now, to ensure that the way we live next is both less lonely and more affordable. Lind takes readers into the homes and communities that are seeking alternatives to the American norm, from multi-generational living, in-law suites, and co-living to microapartments, tiny houses, and new rural communities.

Drawing on Lind's expertise and the stories of Americans caught in or forging their own paths outside of our cookie-cutter housing trap, Brave New Home offers a diagnosis of the current American housing crisis and a radical re-imagining of future possibilities.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #8043
ISBN: 9781541742666

Price: $15.00