New Era Of Smaller House Living

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With an increasing demand for housing in the UK and strict planning restrictions, developers are attempting to fit as much “house real estate” as possible within smaller and smaller areas.

This means that most new builds are half the size of the homes being constructed at the start of the 20th century.

Despite this eye-opening reality, there are plenty of people who are happy to sacrifice space for location – especially moving closer to the capital.

We’ve looked at this trend, determined the main pros and cons of smaller house living and even looked around the world for extreme examples of homes which push the limits of square footage. Want to weigh up the pros and cons of small house living? This graphic from our friends at provides a great start point for your research.

Read on to find out whether you’re cut out to thrive in this new era of space-efficient living. For the Silo, Georgia Davies.

Supplemental- The Story Behind Toronto’s Little House


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