Award-Winning Tiny House Expert Releases Second Book on Tiny Home Living

August 2020


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Lancaster, PA — A new book by the award-winning tiny home expert Chris Schapdick, Building Your Tiny House DreamDesign and Build a Camper-Style Tiny House with Your Own Hands, is set for release August 11, 2020. 

Following the success of Schapdick’s first book, The Joy of Tiny House Living: Everything You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge, his latest guide will appeal to those who have made the jump to tiny homes or are just starting to think about it. The book provides detailed guidance on essential information, from the skills needed and planning to tools, safety, and helpful resources.

“In this book, you’ll learn how to make a basic trailer to more complex structures. Whether it’s a camper, a backyard guest space, a pool house, man-cave, she-shed, exercise space, meditation space—it’s all in here.”
~ Chris Schapdick

Schapdick has also created a video companion series to complement the book. On his YouTube channel, he is offering weekly tutorials to help tiny house enthusiasts get the guided help they need.

More information on Building Your Tiny House Dream is available here. To request an interview with Chris Schapdick, please email



“This appealing guide from tiny house builder Schapdick is for those who have already decided to construct their own small living space and are ready to start building.”  
~Publishers Weekly

Suitable for all skill levels though aimed at beginners, Building Your Tiny House Dream is a comprehensive guide, complete with an extensive resource list, that’s guaranteed to turn a daunting project into an achievable dream.  
~Foreword Reviews

Get ready to have a tiny house that Chris will help you build with creative touches that you didn’t think would be possible.  
~Alex Eaves, Film Director of Reuse! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet

More About Chris Schapdick

Chris Schapdick began his career in the corporate world but soon realized it wasn’t for him. “I did that for too long and I decided to pull the plug on a career that wasn’t providing me with any sense of accomplishment or satisfaction,” he says. “I built a tiny house for my daughter and I. I so enjoyed this process that I wanted to build more. Tiny Industrial was born.”  

Tiny Industrial LLC, Schapdick’s tiny home building company, is based in New Jersey where Schapdick is from. The company not only builds tiny houses, it also converts buses into livable homes. Since making the switch to entreupreneurship, Schapdick has gone on to build countless tiny homes for customers, helps others through his personal coaching business, and was awarded the “Best Tiny House Award” by the New Jersey Tiny House Festival in 2017. “This new path is infinitely more rewarding,” Schapdick says.

Building Your Tiny House Dream
Design and Build a Camper-Style Tiny House with Your Own Hands

Chris Schapdick

Imprint: Creative Homeowner

Pages: 176

Form: Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-5801-1847-7

SRP: $19.99