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Happy Holidays From The Tiny Life

Just wanted to say happy holidays to all of you, have a good one.

-Ryan

Tiny Houses Make Another Splash

Tiny Houses have continued to charm and excite imaginations with yet another headline by NPR featured on the Yahoo! homepage.  It is obviously that Tiny Houses have an innate charm and spark conversations across the globe about how we live or more specifically, what we live in.

The Japanese have long endured crowded cities and scarce living space, with homes so humble a scornful European official once branded them rabbit hutches.

But in recent years, Japanese architects have turned necessity into virtue, vying to design unorthodox and visually stunning houses on remarkably narrow pieces of land. In the process, they are also redefining the rules of home design.

Few Americans would consider a parking-space-sized lot as an adequate site to build a house. But in Japan, homes are rising on odd parcels of land, some as tiny as 300 square feet.

Link to full story:  here

Little Going Big!

So recently things have blown up with the Yahoo video, but PBS also posted a video.  Talking about the motivations, construction and counter-consumer culture trend this video hits the nail on the head.  I first found this through Michael over at Tiny House Design and Tammy over at Rowdy Kittens both really good blogs.

I wonder if the Tiny House Movement is gaining traction?  Are people rethinking normal, is bigger better?

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

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