Sarah Susanka, F.A.I.A., is an inspirational cultural visionary, acclaimed author of nine books, and an architect who describes herself first and foremost as a student of life. She became a household name in the world of home design with her Not So Big House series, but the true magic behind her life story is revealed in her landmark book The Not So Big Life, where she unveils the process by which she lives her own life — a process she is adept at sharing with everyone interested in more fully inhabiting their own life and realizing their full potential. Visit her Web site at


Not So Big Communities:
A promising vision for all ages

If we look at what we love about the hill towns and villages of Italian Tuscany or the well-weathered stone cottages of the English Cotswolds, there’s something timeless and at the same time deeply connected to nature that draws us in and makes us want to explore them and spend time in them. Most American towns and cities have precious little of these same qualities..

Summer 2012 Issue

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