Small Space Living

15 Nov

Living in smaller spaces can mean hoarding less stuff, using fewer resources and maximizing the functionality of what we can fit.  Check out this video tour of a 258 square foot apartment!

A lot of us in Canada and the U.S. aspire to live in bigger and bigger homes and then we are forced to work more hours to fill the rooms and pay off mortgages.  But why go bigger?  Here is a brief description of ‘another way’ from Small Space Living:

The American home is ever expanding. In the 1950’s the average American home was 983 square feet; by 2004 it had swollen to 2,349 square feet. Do we really need this much space?

The environmental and societal ramifications of smaller families dwelling in larger homes has yet to be fully realized. Our culture seems to have embraced excess. We live in a bubble disconnected from the reality of the finite supply of land and energy. We are what we own — bigger homes, bigger cars and bigger Americans.

There is another way. In recent years we have seen a growing number of prefab, smaller and re-purposed dwellings. Dwellings created by recycling older buildings and the green building movement gives us hope.

Small Space Living is dedicated to bringing you books, designs and products that can make smaller living more comfortable and enriching

Do you live in a small space and have any inspiration to share?  Let us know!
If you’re thinking about it and need some ideas – here are a few websites to check out as well…

20 tips for living in small spaces

apartment therapy

home designing

Ikea

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