This is an open letter of thanks to Lloyd Kahn for writing and publishing the book Tiny Homes Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century:
Dear Mr. Kahn-
I recently purchased your very fine book Tiny Homes and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for it because it has changed my life. That obviously sounds unbelievable but let me explain. I, like lots of people, have always wanted to live in the country, but gave up hope of ever doing that when I married my confirmed city-boy husband. Four years ago we moved to a quarter-acre suburban lot as a compromise between living in the city for him, and living in the country for me. In that four years, I built a garden and a chicken coop and learned to can; he had our asphalt roof replaced this summer with a metal roof so that we can harvest rainwater from it, and had a 4.5Kw solar PV system and a solar water heater installed. He also taught himself to brew beer. I was surprised but still didn't have a lot of hope when he mentioned during our trip south to the Bay Area for Christmas that the only way we could move to the country is if we won the lottery and could do it right. Well, that's just great, I thought; all we have to do is win the lottery, which isn't going to happen. The change here is that instead of saying absolutely no way to country living, he was at least considering how it could be done. And that he was amenable to it it, to a degree.
Where I couldn't convince him that this was possible, you did with your book, and I will be forever grateful for that.