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The Tiny House Movement

Could You Live in 400 Square Feet?

Tiny houses are all the rage.
For lots of reasons, people want to simplify their lives and have less "stuff."  Everyone is talking about the KonMori method of tidying up and living purposefully, with only things that bring you joy.  So it's really no surprise the Tiny House "thing" has become a movement. 
My Significant Other is a design professional, and we've been talking for a while about buying a piece of property somewhere in Bath County and building a tiny house.  Lots of tiny houses are built on trailers, so they are actually moveable.  And I've seen these tiny houses in action, at a collegiate design competition, the Solar Decathalon, a number of years ago in Washington, D.C. - which was, incidentally, one of the coolest things I've ever been to.
So it's no surprise to me that the tiny house movement includes the tiny apartment movement also, and people are talking about whether or not it would work in Richmond.  I saw this video posted on Larkin Garbee's Facebook page earlier this week, and I just had to share.  It is SUPER COOL, and what's even cooler is that the design was produced by a couple of architecture students. 
So, could you live in a 400 square foot apartment?  Not a vacation home, not a getaway, but the place you lived day-to-day, every day.  And if so, what would you be willing to pay as rent?  I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions.

- Melissa

(804) 986-3993
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