The New York Times has an interesting article about the small house movement going on.
80 square feet is pretty small, though.
Mr. Jenzen, the article’s hero, says this about converting life into such a small space:
“According to Mr. Janzen, he came to the realization that “I don’t want this life — the life of someone who’s working too hard to pay a large mortgage to live in this house.” The catalyst, he said, was watching the value of his home plummet with the rest of the real estate market, while the time and money required to maintain the property only increased. “The energy cost is enormous,” he said, “and the bigger your property gets, the more there is to do.””
I can see that.
Sabrina and Ben’s 640 sq. ft. house in Bangor, Maine. Read about it here.
A video about a woman named Dee Williams building her own tiny house in Washington State. I love that she’s all, “My fridge has only half-and-half and beer in it. What more do you need?”
Plans are cheap, too! Land and materials not included.
Whoa! Someone named Suzanne from Philly is totally on the same page at the same time.