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Apr 28, 2013 4:03AM
The vehicle depicted here I built and lived in for a few years is self contained and is now over 40 years old built on a 1947 dodge cab over truck
Jul 12, 2012 12:30PM
would love to downsize to tiny but i have a wife that won't try it .  my dad was in the marines and we always lived small--base housing.  my wife equates small with poor---we ain't poor!! she's afraid of being called trailer trash or some nonsense!  too much tv for her........
Jan 5, 2012 11:34AM

my wife and I have always lived small. We feel safer, and cozy, BUT, I did notice that some of the prices they asked were almost as much as a large house. Why must companies ruin it.

Jan 4, 2012 9:39PM
We downsized from over 3700 sq.ft. to 2000 sq. ft. and with a little organization and getting rid of stuff never used/needed....we still have much, much more now than needed.  Simplicity is truly a joy of life!
Feb 9, 2011 5:55PM

I built a house in what was my workshop/storage building.  It is 384 square feet and it is really all I need.  I think people would be surprised to find out how comfortable they can be in less space. 


Feb 9, 2011 2:47PM
It's made out to sound like a new & novel concept. But, there's really no difference between these homes and what we in America refer to as an efficiency apartment.
Feb 3, 2011 12:56PM
After loosing our home in the flood -94 we made the 2 car garage into a home. The "house" is 24'x36'. Plus a patio that holds washer, dryer and whatnots. We have a 12'x12' livingroom a 12'12' master bedroom a smaller bedroom for guest a small bath with shower a 12'x12' kitchen. One closet. It's the two of us and the place is fine. We have 12 acres so we could build bigger, but this is fine, cozy easy to clean. I love my home!
Feb 3, 2011 4:13AM
We are in retirement mode and have downsized to a new 1200 sq. ft. home. I think the key is combined living dining kitchen, and organization . Less is definitely more. It is just how you put it together.
Dec 24, 2010 5:09AM
It's interesting how people are making the move from larger homes to these apartment sized dwellings. These photos really give you a good idea of how these people are making these buildings work for their lifestyles.
Dec 22, 2010 4:29AM
I suppose it depends on your definition of "small".  Like our diets many Americans supersized their houses in the affluent  80s and 90s.    

My first home, in Colorado, in the mid 1970s however was 2Br, 1Ba, 1200 sq ft with a single car garage.  My second was a 70 year old home of 782 sq ft in Salem, Oregon.  These days I live aboard an 8x24 ft houseboat in Ft Myers, FL, with a 112 sq ft cabin (7 x 16).  Over the years I have downsized my possessions, but still keep treasured books and art.
Dec 21, 2010 8:43PM
I lived in smaller spaces then that in the Army.......
Dec 21, 2010 7:10PM

I have 950sqft buliding annual taxes $34 (can you believe it!)fenced/chainlink over 1 acre in Arizona. MLS#143227

(928) 226 1511

$59900 FOR land and building!

Dec 21, 2010 6:49PM
Perfect for young'uns 5'5 and under 95 pounds. With no belongings. Even your pocket change will mess up the place.
Dec 21, 2010 4:05PM
is that a statue of mao on the shelf? How appropriate it seems if yes
Dec 21, 2010 8:26AM

The older I get the more I think of down sizing even to the tiniest and cutest   of homes as this. I would love to just have a lot of space outside and a little space inside. I had just similar when I was a younger person in the 60's. I remember living on a commune and we had a similar home and we were happy. Crowded in the winter, when we were snowed in. But it is a good memory. The rent was very cheap

Yes, I was living like this when I was growing up and it does help with having too much stuff in your life. Now of course I live in a nice home and it is getting filled up with a lot of stuff. So I thing this would be the best thing for any one trying to keep things to a small area of living.
Dec 21, 2010 6:21AM

I lived in a 14' x 5.5' apt in NYC for 5 years.  Now my 20' x 20' plus 14' hall plus tiny porch studio feels like a mansion.  Living in a small space requires that you be able to prioritize your needs, organize your belongings, be creative, and be neat, all great disciplines.  It keeps your sense of yourself in perspective, but you can live a very large life in a very small space. 


For DuPont10, the lace in the curtain is called Battenburg lace, which you can google and find online as well as local sources for.  It is not all that expensive, and it is very beautiful.

Dec 21, 2010 6:00AM
Where can I get the "die-cut" looking curtain?
Dec 21, 2010 5:53AM
This will mark the first time that the eventual move to an old-age home will be UP-sizing.
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