Friday, June 10, 2011

Living Small

This video was featured on Yahoo News this morning and I thought it was so inspiring!

Housing sizes have increased phenomenally since the 1950's when the average family home was 900sq ft compared to today's average floor plan of about 2200 sq ft (in North America). As you can see from the video that much space is not really needed.

I love the fact that this family focuses on what they have, and not what is missing. What a wonderful attitude.

2 comments:

Rueby... said...

The http://tinyhouseblog.com/ focuses specifically on structures like these. There are a ton of options out there and it is all quite interesting :)

Eleanor said...

That was very interesting. I don't think my family could get by with only 320 sq ft. But maybe 640 and a full basement would do it. There would have to be a good pantry and possibly a root cellar for food storage. But this is really something to consider, since housing is so expensive.