The space we live in, reduced to a minimum, has been fascinating us for
generations - the writer Thoreau lived in a self-built hut in the forest
from 1845 -1847. In 1952, Le Corbusier built a hut at the Côte d'Azur
for himself and his wife. Inspired by this, Urs Peter Flückiger,
together with his students, built an ecologically and economically
sustainable cabin in the Texan prairie. All three projects share the
idea of minimal space and its relationship with the surrounding nature.
In text, drawings, and photographs, this book analyses the three
projects and shows parallels and similarities. Inspired by Tolstoy's
story How Much Land Does A Man Need?, the author asks: "How
much house does a man need?", thereby providing a pointed contribution
to the current discussion on the requirement for housing.