How much space do we need to live in?
July 17, 2017 1:37pm CST
You know how we go and look at the ultra-large homes of the rich and famous? but the other end of the spectrum - the really tiny homes - can be equally as fascinating. There are many people living in repurposed shipping containers, tiny little 'Wendy' houses and similar. There is even on YouTube a young lady in Japan whose apartment is no wider than her outstretched arms yet she lives very comfortably. So how much space do we really need to live happily and comfortably and how much 'stuff' would we be willing to get rid of to fit into a tiny space - obviously some stuff would have to go
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• Hong Kong
17 Jul 17
@QuantumJoy I think the total area for one's home will depend upon one's need as a general statement or if you are merely looking for pure functionality. But some people really wants to have a big and expensive house if they can afford it my friend.
• South Africa
18 Jul 17
Yes you are right Peter. Do you long for one of those huge 'palaces'? I know of people who have houses so big they hardly ever go into some of the rooms! I know of others who live completely happily in a tiny one room apartment.
23 Aug 17
Wow Pony ji...me too...I hate things...dad loves them. I can live in about 250 sft..open space...more things more time to dust, clean, settle, waste life...just think I could have done much better than that...the only time I like slightly larger room is when I am sick..i get bored then..looking at same things again and again when sleep is evading me, eyes are hurting while working, and sound is irritating..kinda. That too..under 500 sft will do fine.
• United States
17 Jul 17
We downsized from a big house to a smaller ranch house, and we have adjusted to a smaller home quite well. Our son is on his own, so the house is just right for my husband and me. We do not miss the space we had before since we did not use all the rooms. We use all the rooms here.
• Melbourne, Florida
When I moved in the house I am living now I had to get rid of so much stuff. We moved from a very big house in Pennsylvania and I gave away lots of things but still have enough to fill the house I am in now. I am in a retirement community and the house is bigger than I planned on but we bought it as the price was right. I could still get rid of a lot of stuff now.
• Richfield, Utah
17 Jul 17
There is a tiny house movement going on in my state of Utah right now. But, the state is resisting zoning for these, because they are afraid of losing money on property taxes. Smh I could live in a travel trailer later on after my kids are grown.