Living in the small

Over the last 3 or 4 years, I’ve been following a trend for ‘Tiny Houses’. I guess it started in the USA with Jay Shafer’s ‘Tumbleweed Tony House Company‘ (which he has now left to start another business). and has mushroomed since then, driven in part, by the economic recession meaning it’s been much harder for people to ‘buy’ a house.

Although the smaller places are clearly more practical for single-person living, the trend is exciting and it’s interesting to see how people adapt and design their lives in very small spaces.

Closer to home (Ireland in fact), Noel Higgins built a small house on a trailer using mainly recycled and free materials. I love his stove and water heater! Enjoy…


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