How do You Define Small?
I wanted to point out this article that appeared in USA Today to my readers here at Living Large.
It talks about the dream home featured at this years’ International Builder’s Show. “Small, virtual, affordable,” proclaims the headline.
I admit, I think it’s a pretty home, but small?
Sometimes, when I’m interviewed by my colleagues in the press about living large in a little house, they ask me how I define small.
I’ve heard many different definitions from people associated with the small house movement.
I believe a “small” house is subjective, given the person’s perception. I thought our “starter” home in the city was small at 1,110 square feet, compared to some of the behemoths my friends and family lived in. I definitely think 480 square feet is small, however, there are some who live in much smaller.
It is relative and subjective to how you define “small” in your own mind. For someone downsizing from 4,000 square feet, I suppose 1,700 square feet would seem small.
I’m just glad that builders are recognizing there is a desire for people to live in smaller homes. At least the conversation is now in the mainstream media.
What do you think?