What Do Japanese Aesthetic Values Have in Common with the Tiny Home Movement?
All across the country—and especially in urban pockets—tiny homes are popping up like mushrooms. Whereas the typical American home is about 2,600 square feet, the typical small or “tiny” home is only between 100 and 400 square feet. Tiny homes are adopted by those interested in more financial freedom (the costs of buying and owning a larger house being prohibitive for many), casting a smaller environmental footprint, and simplifying. The tiny home movement continues to attract adopters, admirers, and attention, both here and abroad. Though space is at a premium in many U.S. cities (btrax’s own San Francisco epitomizing the housing crunch facing many urban dwellers), Asian cities compete on […]
- Feb 7, 2017