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Let's Get Small

By February 7, 2013

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Feeling proud of your big, spacious McMansion? How proud are you of your heating, cooling and electric bills? And what about your taxes and your water and maintenance costs? Yeah, I thought so.

Welcome to the tiny house movement.

Small houses are nothing new, but what's different today is that some of the most innovative architects and designers around are creating smart, elegant micro-homes that are smaller than 500 square feet -- in fact, some are as little as 150 square feet, and cost less than $30,000 to build.

Let's get small.


February 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm
(1) poptart says:

Oh, Marc, these houses are AWESOME!!!!

A little over a year ago, I saw a documentary about a woman living in one of these tiny houses. She was educated, affluent, and could have afforded a McMansion. Instead, she bought a tiny house that was absolutely beautiful. She’s quite happy.

I think one problem many would have with such houses is what many fear these small houses MEAN. Bigger is better in our society. I’m afraid people would equate the tiny size with poverty, a belief that many would find hard to shake.

Ah, well. I would love such a house. I want to move out of my apartment, but can’t imagine going the big-house route. Thanks for reminding me that a small house is a sensible option!

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