Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Micro Goes Even More Mainstream

When LifeEdited began several years ago, the micro housing conversation was happening but primarily in small pockets–the odd tiny house in northern California, Gary Chang’s transforming Hong Kong apartment and so. But in the last few years, spurred by things like the adAPT NYC competition and, we like to think, our own efforts, the micro-housing movement has grown considerably and become far more mainstream. Its growth is further evidenced by this short feature by Katie Couric on her Yahoo News program. The feature includes LifeEdited CEO Graham Hill in the LifeEdited apartment as well as other projects we’ve covered recently such as Jeff Wilson in his Kasita prototype apartment in Austin TX and NYC’s Carmel Place micro-apartment building.

Ultimately, we hope mainstream media features like this have a normalizing effect on micro housing–that one day living in well designed, safe and liveable homes that happen to be 200 or 400 square feet will not be newsworthy. They’ll be normal.

  • Linski Connery

    Here’s a great deal – a 12′ x 24′ lovely little house in Vancouver, asking $20,000 Cdn. plus costs to move it. Unfortunately, Vancouver has not yet embraced the small home common-sense movement. But the house itself looks exceptionally well-organized and comfortable. http://news.nationalpost.com/homes/tiny-vancouver-home-listed-for-20k-but-you-have-to-move-it-out-of-the-city-where-its-illegal

  • Well done, life edited!

  • This is awesome. Great coverage of small living. I’m looking up the Kasita company now. How cool.

  • Erik Blair

    The trend of the last century was grow bigger regardless of the impact of the planet. The trend for this century is waking up that that was a bad idea. The future is managing our limited space smarter and being the best stewards of our planet possible. Less is more.

    Great video!

  • sugarntasty

    No longer freedom to chose your residency pre-set and screen. Ballots we go fair housing!