I've written before about how the Hubs and I live in a small condo (840 square feet). I do complain about it--mainly because the builders didn't think to include much storage--but overall, I like it. It's less to clean, there's not room to accumulate extra stuff, and since there's only one "main" living space, we spend a lot of time together.
However, I don't think I could go any smaller. Could you? The reason I bring this up is the Tiny House Movement. Basically, folks are downsizing and moving into itty bitty homes like this one:
It looks pretty cute from the outside, but it's a 310 square foot studio. I literally cannot imagine living there.
This would also be a problem:
There are even some adventurous folks putting tiny houses on wheels, similar to an RV, I suppose:
Homes are considered tiny if they're under 1,000 square feet, so I guess we're accidentally in this group anyway, but most are a lot smaller. Here's an interesting link if you want to see what some of these floor plans look like.
I'll admit, I'm fascinated by this... but I just wouldn't want to live that way. Would you? Have you heard of this trend? Does it make you want to downsize in a more reasonable way? I'm also curious to hear what some of you larger-homed folks think about it.