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LIVING SMALL in the New York Times
Posted By NK On February 20, 2007 @ 3:07 pm In Architecture,New York City,Prefab Housing | 18 Comments
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
It’s a great start to simply use less. But how about living in less? Friday’s New York Times  published a great article  on a few pioneers of smaller living. Forget the McMansions; no need for a 2,500-square-foot “starter home.” These folks have turned their backs on the desire for extra bedrooms, opting instead for a more “distilled way of living.” The article profiles buyers of several tiny (and mostly prefab ) dwellings we’ve profiled at Inhabitat, from the 65-square-foot Tiny Tumbleweed Homes  to the palatial 700-square-foot weeHouse .
Click here to read the article.
Some of those who have found themselves comfortable in these tiny houses have purchased them as second homes, which we find a bit ironic. The romantic notion of a large vacation plot of land, barely flecked with a 10’x 8′ footprint is nice, but probably not exactly what Small House Society  represents. Do you really get credit for adjusting your lifestyle for the sake of a small house – if you own two?
Nevertheless, we are encouraged that there are a few others out who have realized that they just don’t need all that extra space – and spreading the word. It’s noted in the accompanying audio slideshow that ‘being in a small space makes the land seem bigger,” and we couldn’t agree more.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/02/20/living-small-in-the-new-york-times/
 New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/
 article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/16/realestate/greathomes/16tiny.html?ex=1329282000&en=c48bc3dc59322f11&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
 prefab: http://inhabitat.com/category/prefab-housing/
 Tiny Tumbleweed Homes: http://inhabitat.com/2005/10/17/tiny-tumbleweed-houses/
 weeHouse: http://inhabitat.com/2006/06/16/prefab-friday-weehouse/
 Small House Society: http://www.resourcesforlife.com/groups/smallhousesociety/
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