Super Tiny Homes 2: Compact Parenting

The "tiny home" concept really catches people's imagination. With monster homes lying vacant all over North America, seeing people living simple, happy lives with a minimum of stuff makes you wonder why we wanted all that space to begin with?

Thanks to Julia for pointing me to re-nest's directory of compact living projects. It makes a great follow-up to my original post on micro-abodes. My favourite example is a young couple living with their 9 month old in a cozy looking 380sq.ft. home in LA (photos). I loved the mother's summary of how to keep things simple while parenting:

"People tell you you need all this stuff for a baby. All you really need is diapers, a place to change him and boobs."


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