Sunday Post and a review: Living Large in Our Little House by Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

Book arrivals:  (linked to Mailbox Monday)

you will know me (7:26)  the life she wants (9:27)  image001-2  Untitled-1

Last week on Bookfan:

sunshine beach (6:21) Berkley   pound for pound by Shannon Kopp

Reading plan for this week:

the secrets she kept (7:26)

Same as last week. We’re in the middle of a kitchen renovation so reading time has been limited.


  • living large in our little houseTitle:  Living Large in Our Little House
  • Author:  Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
  • Genre:  Non-fiction
  • Published:  June 2016 – Reader’s Digest
  • Source:  FSB Associates; Publisher

My take:  I’m a fan of the cable shows about finding the perfect tiny house to live in but I’m not sure it would be the right permanent housing choice for me. Maybe for a weekend.

Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell and her husband Dale found it to be the best choice for them. Kerri’s book is a combination memoir and How To guide for anyone thinking of making the leap to living in a little house. She uses her experiences of what to do and what not to do when building a small home. Included are lists of pantry/kitchen necessities, details about financial considerations, a helpful index, and a resource list – just to name a few. Kerri and Dale know what they’re talking about – they went from a three bedroom home in the suburbs to a 480 square feet home in the woods!

Several little house owners are spotlighted in the book. They all have unique experiences. There are many photographs scattered throughout. If you’re a fan of shows about this trend or you’re serious about making the move to a little house I think you’ll enjoy this book.


Author Bio:
Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell is a journalist and author who has written a column on small space living for Parade.com. She’s also written on small space living for Mother Earth News and Realtor.com and has been interviewed extensively on her tiny house expertise. Her work has also appeared in Audubon MagazineEntrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo! News, MSN.com and NBC Digital’s pet channel. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Society of American Travel Writers, and the Society of Environmental Journalists, a past national board member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a past president of the Kansas City Press Club, Kerri’s other writing specialties includes animals and pets, business, travel, and the environment. She loves boating and fishing, hiking, and spending time with her husband of 30 years and their dogs. Kerri lives an intentional life with an eye toward sustainability in a 480-square-foot cabin in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and five “recycled” (rescue) mutts, which she documents on her blog, Living Large in Our Little House.

For more information visit her website http://livinglargeinourlittlehouse.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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12 thoughts on “Sunday Post and a review: Living Large in Our Little House by Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

  1. I have All Is Not Forgotten, and downloaded Sunshine Beach this week. I definitely want to get my hands on the new Robyn Carr.

    Living Large in Our Little House looks like fun. How small must a house be to qualify, I wonder? When I lived in the foothills, I had a main house, fairly large, and a little guesthouse with two bedrooms that were fairly large and an open room that included living room/kitchen. Also, a bathroom, of course. The whole thing was about 1000 square feet. But I loved it, and was tempted to move into it and rent out the bigger house. So cozy! lol

    Thanks for sharing…and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  2. I’ve never read Novak, but I hear she is a good romantic author. I do like the Robyn Carr books I’ve read. Good luck with the renovations. We just moved and that is similar in the stress/weariness factor as home renovations 🙂 Have a great week and hope you get to read more. Kitchen upheavals, yikes!

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  3. Ooh you got You Will Know Me too- that one is high on my wish list and I hope you love it! The Find the Good audio caught my eye too. Happy reading and listening!

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  4. I am so looking forward to the Robyn Carr book when I get to it. I am on my way with Sunshine Beach and wondering what is going to happen next. Fabulous narrator so it’s perfect listening.

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  5. I agree on the little house — fine for a weekend but I’d probably injure myself tripping over my stuff if I had to live in a tiny space. I’ve never been good at downsizing!

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