Carla Jean Whitley

Carla Jean Whitley is a writer, editor, teacher and yogi in Birmingham, Ala. She’s also the author of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: How the Swampers Changed American Music.

The Promise of the $20,000 House

In Alabama, the Rural Studio design workshop has spent years refining prototypes for a cheap, well-made small house. Soon, they'll start selling the plans.