Everything else is getting smaller so why shouldn’t homes as well?

Wednesday, 15 December, 2010

If smartphones have have effectively shrunk the size of computers, and I’m thinking of the desktop devices of say ten years ago, then it’s time we considered applying the same proportions to our homes. And it’s not as if people are struggling to live reasonably comfortably in spaces that are the size of the average garden shed either…

Beijing architect Dai Haifei seems quite happy living in an egg shaped shelter, while Jay Schafer – a designer of tiny, portable houses – lives in an approximately 31 square metre (100 square feet) home.

Meanwhile for those also wishing to eat in small spaces, converted food carts are becoming increasingly diverse dining and entertaining venues.

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Living the catalogue life isn’t quite living the complete life

Thursday, 8 July, 2010

Oh the drama: read about the ups and downs of the lives of the people whose homes appear in home furniture catalogues.

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Blueprints of the homes of the famous and fictitious

Monday, 19 October, 2009

Floorplans of the homes of the Jetsons, Flintstones, Bruce Wayne, and other non-existent TV show characters.

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The new ivory tower, stackable uni container homes

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Self-contained, container like accommodation is winning support from a “new generation” of uni students who would rather forgo the antics – and shared shower blocks – of residence halls.

”The students … are changing,” said the director of accommodation at ANU, Marie Wensing. ”A lot of students … have never shared a bathroom. When you’re in the halls … sharing with 15 others it’s a bit of a culture shock.” The apartments have been popular with postgraduate and international students, she said, who wanted more sophisticated accommodation and privacy.

Actually some of these container size homes aren’t too bad at all.

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