Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Tiny homes buck McMansion trend


With the collapse of the economy and subsequent reboot of people’s expectations away from fiscal overindulgence and (possibly) towards what really matters, some people are radically downscaling and moving into much smaller homes. As someone who’s gone from a two level suburban house in Edmonton through various moves, finally co-habitating in a 675 sq ft condo in downtown Vancouver, I have to agree with every point raised in the article. Things can get a little cramped, but that’s got more to do with us being messy than with any fault in the apartment itself.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

One Response to “ Tiny homes buck McMansion trend ”

jabberwocky says:

Yeah, small housing in many ways makes a lot more sense, but you have to force yourself to not build up on clutter That is something I have yet to under take.

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