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How Big Is Your Home? See How Your Space Compares to Those Around the World

Posted By Lindsay Wilson On April 30, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Eco-Inspiration,Reader Submitted Content | 3 Comments

Graham Hill’s flat is 420 square-feet [1], HGTV’s smart home [2] is 2,400 square-feet and Al Gore’s home is quite a bit bigger. But just how big is the average home these days, and how big does it need to be? When you compare average new home [3] size around the world, you see pretty quickly that one man’s home really is another man’s castle. The disparity in the figures begs a question: When do we have enough space? As home sizes have swelled over the years a growing number of people are asking whether less can actually be more. Are we finally reaching a point where people want better spaces, rather than simply bigger spaces? Check out the graphic above to gain some perspective, and find out more over at Shrink That Footprint [3].

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[1] 420 square-feet: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/opinion/sunday/living-with-less-a-lot-less.html

[2] smart home: http://inhabitat.com/take-a-virtual-tour-through-the-2013-hgtv-smart-home-see-how-you-can-win-it/

[3] average new home: http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/how-big-is-a-house

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