A box set of books with an illustration of a tree-house in the mountains with a person at a tent on the ground and a bicycle

Dwelling Portably: 1980-2012, Tips from the People Who Sparked The Tiny House Movement

by Bert Davis Author

Full of information about living without a permanent residence, this complete collection contains helpful and informative tips for living far outside of cities and bereft of technology. All of the tips and advice have been edited down to what remains relevant in a technologically changing world, and it is crammed full of informative tips for biking, tents, showering, cooking, and living. Whether camping on the edges, living simply, or getting by on the road and loving it, this book is for modern nomads choosing alternative lifestyles to working 9–5 in the same place.

The first four Dwelling Portably books, discounted, in a snug box set sleeve.

A wealth of knowledge, experience, and stories, collecting 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2008, and 2008-2012.


Comments & Reviews


Practical advice about low-budget motion by choice -- camping on the edges, living simply, getting by on the road and loving it. It's for modern nomads in the US choosing alternative lifestyles to working 9-5 in the same place. You get hard-won need-to-know wisdom like: How to live in cars. How to buy staples for 25 cents per pound. Can you camp in U-Hauls? Where can you find a cheap dentist? The dangers of social services taking kids without a house. Fixing a free bike for long-haul travel. etc.


Appropriate for the long-term camper, this series of zines and books put out by Microcosm Publishing provides hours of entertainment and indispensable advice from people who live in the woods, on sailboats, and in their vehicles.


Each book in the "Dwelling Portably" series is full of practical tips and tools. This set is the ultimate DIY guide for all things tiny and sustainable. You'll want to keep these guides on your bookshelf for future reference!