The Incredible Shrinking House: How Small Can You Go?

by Ron & Lisa Beres on September 5, 2017 · 2 comments

The Incredible Shrinking House How Small Can You Go?

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The tiny house movement is booming. For some people, bigger is better and for a growing number of the population, smaller is certainly smarter.

We’ve discussed container homes here on this site and I’ve written Small Living, Big Savings: Eco-Friendly Tiny Homes You’ll Love.

With an increasing demand for housing in urban areas, developers across the United States and the UK are attempting to fit as much real estate as possible within smaller and smaller areas. As it turns out, there are plenty of people who are happy to sacrifice space for location – especially with closer proximity to bustling city centers.

Here’s a look at this trend which determines the main pros and cons of small house living and even takes a peek around the globe for extreme examples of homes which push the limits of square footage.

Read on to find out whether you’re cut out to thrive in this new era of space-efficient habitats.



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Richard Fair September 9, 2017 at 9:07 pm

Just the other day I was talking with a college student about the living conditions of living in a dorm and the complications of finding reasonably priced off campus living space. I happened to mention that it would be interesting to build some small to tiny houses on land within reasonable distance to campus. She immediately grab on to this topic and we explored it in great detail. We talked about using recycled materials, biological impact, sustainability of resources and land, and much more. To me this seems like a valuable idea to be further explored.


Ron & Lisa Beres October 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Fully agreed on that Richard and had the exact SAME thought. Tiny homes are taking over and such a smart idea for practical and affordable housing in variety of areas.


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