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  • Interest in tiny houses in 1961 began with NASA

  • You’re a winner!

  • Scavenger hunting yields tiny treasures

  • Getting away from the wives

  • Potato chips, kerosene, body odor and fish

  • You're in the pout house!

  • Grand Father of the tiny house movement

  • Good architecture doesn't have to be done by architects

  • “If I could draw all day every day I'd be happy”

  • Tiny houses to 15,000 square feet office buildings

  • Buy an Airstream

  • Getting rid of all our possessions

  • “A moment in my life I'll remember”


Some interesting tiny houses Lester explored:

Cape Cod Cottages

Dune shacks

Ban box houses

Earthquake houses

Camp ground cottages

Ice fishing shanties

Pout house

Scriptwriters cottage

Chattel house


Lester’s first book: http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Houses-How-Away-From/dp/0879512717

And his second book: http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Book-Houses-Lester-Walker/dp/0879515104



Lester’s remodeled California Ranch House:http://www.walkerarchitecture.com/california-ranch.html


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(Above) Lester Walker


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(Above) An Ice Fishing Cottage (courtesy of Lester’s Book Tiny Tiny Houses)


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(Above) A village of Ice Fishing Cottages (courtesy of Lester’s Book Tiny Tiny Houses)


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(Above) A Dune Shack (courtesy of Lester’s Book Tiny Tiny Houses)


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(Above) Lester’s mention in House Beautiful Home Site. (Below) Interiors of Lester’s winning design from the (e-gads) 80s.


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