Micro Homes Around the World

On October 25, 2010, in Small Spaces, by Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
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Living simply is something many of us aspire to do. Less stuff usually means less clutter and less to deal with, including a smaller carbon footprint. Think that’s true for the house you live in? Could you live in a tiny house? I don’t mean 800 square feet. I mean less, like say 300 square feet? Would you even need to hire a maid service…ever??

The folks in Japan seem to love micro homes and have created houses that are functional works of art. It turns out that they’re not the only ones who like creative, tiny houses. Here’s one of my favorites…

The Rollit home is just that.  You  roll it to get to different areas of the home.  An added bonus:  you get a bit of exercise every day. Would you believe there’s a bed, shower, kitchen sink, and more in there? Location: Germany.


Another teeny tiny home…

The designers at Twelve Cubed create homes that have four areas: living, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. This cute cube comes equipped with a dishwasher and microwave.  Another feature: lots of natural light. Location: British Columbia.

So, could you live in this 312 square foot home?

Known as “The Little House” in Tornoto, this home was occupied for 26 years by contractor, Arthur Weeden. The area the home was built on was originally intended to be a lane for cars. Click here to read more about this home’s history.

To see more tiny homes, check out 10 of the smallest homes in the world at Mother Nature Network.

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