Sarah Susanka is a dynamic, poignant, forward-thinking speaker and best-selling author. Susanka’s nine books, including the acclaimed "The Not So Big House" and "The Not So Big Life," have sold well over 1.2 million copies. Her work collectively weaves together home and life design, revealing that a “Not So Big®” attitude with a focus on “right-sizing” and “quality over sheer quantity” serves not only architectural aims, but life, health, business and sustainability goals as well.
Now more than ever, with the changes in the housing market and shifting social attitudes toward finding meaning in our lives, Susanka’s “Not So Big” message is at the forefront of an international dialogue surrounding sustainable design and sustainable actions. It has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding daily work, wellness, team dynamics, family life and business as well as sustainable design and sustainable lifestyles.
Susanka’s “Not So Big” house and life keynotes and motivational talks inspire, encourage and ignite audiences to view their work and lives from a new perspective. Her customized presentations have been sought out by renowned conferences such as West Coast Green, the Housing Leadership Summit and Pacific Coast Builders Conference, as well as major corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Marvin Windows and Doors, Whirlpool, Lowes, Target and Herman Miller.
Key government and civic organizations, including the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation regularly invite Sarah Susanka to address their audiences. Universities, art museums, leadership conferences, health care groups and retreat centers such as Kripalu call on her for her Not So Big Life talks and workshops.
- Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability
- The Not So Big Life: A Personal Approach to Sustainability
- The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
- Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live
- Not So Big Community: A Vision for Our Collective Future
- Home By Design: The Language of the Not So Big House
- Not So Big Design Strategies for Builders
- The Greening of Our Existing Housing Stock, the Not So Big Way
- Not So Big Living: A New Way of Being in the World
- Not So Big Business Practices for Companies of Any Scale
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