Downsizing

Tiny homes.  Prefabricated and shipped in a standard container.  Or pulled behind a truck.  This isn’t really a new trend, but it is capturing an increasing amount of attention and interest in the mainstream and is worth cataloging some links on:

Sub-100 sq foot designs:
Jay Shafer’s Tumbleweed Tiny Houses
The Micro-Compact Home (pictured)

Others:
CusatoCottages (designed as ‘humane’ disaster relief shelters)
Alchemy Architect’s Wee House
Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool awards for using existing small spaces
Dwell’s Small Project Awards

As the sprawling suburban American dream turns into a fiscal and environmental nightmare, it’s encouraging to see vision on the other end of the trend spectrum.  It’ll be interesting to watch how this shakes out in the middle.

© Ryan Cunningham 2008

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I'm Ryan Cunningham. I help companies and culture play nice with each other. At CREATURE we call this Brand Strategy, a term that carries a nice halo of reliability and structure. Here, I'm just another guy who thinks about the world and writes it down from time to time.

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