The Small House Movement is gaining in popularity in many age groups. The 20 somethings don’t need a lot of space to call home, and they need cheap space. Empty nesters want to downsize and travel but still have a place to call home. Other folks just want some a little space to call their own.
In Erie and everywhere, we are finding folks who buy traveling homes and even sheds that they can convert into small living spaces, offices or playrooms for the kids. Little spaces are finding big fans, and it’s a trend to watch.
Wikipedia credits Sarah Susanka and her book The Not So Big House in 1997 for some of the popularity. Visit the website here — it is impressive. Hurricane Katrina was the mother of necessity for small homes when Marianne Cusato designed the 300+ square-foot Katrina Cottages that offered private shelters much homier than the FEMA trailers.
Small homes, apartments and mobile homes are finding buyers in a tough economy. It’s something to see, and we’re seeing more of it.