Small Houses

The small house movement advocates living in tiny homes. Advocates point out that the ecological footprint of such homes is far less then that of large homes. Some links below:

Small is beautiful. But I doubt that this will attract too many adherents.  The trend has been to ever larger and more costly homes, and as long as we are affluent this trend will continue. But some people will choose smaller homes for economic and environmental reasons.

My wife and I have rented our very large historic home and moved to a smaller ranch home. We enjoy the lower costs and reduced environmental impact. But it still much larger then the tiny homes showed above.