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Housing in the small time.

South Beach community garden, Miami, Florida

South Beach community garden, Miami, Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you ever stop to think about how much space you really need? My first real apartment was a huge one bedroom that I struggled to furnish. The next year I moved to a converted attic studio and lived there for six years. Tight at times, but just right. I’ve been looking at the book Tiny Homes by Lloyd Kahn. Great place to get ideas on how to pare down to the basics. Lots of the homes are sold as kits and the manufacturers are listed in the book.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone started a Small Time Housing Project with these inexpensive mini homes. In this economy, why keep trying to sell people homes they can’t afford and forcing them to buy stuff to furnish it just to keep the place from looking like an empty cave?

And while we are at it, put a community garden some where on the property (instead of a chemically laden pool facility) and a shared car that people can rent by the hour to do shopping (like Zipcar). Housing for the future!