Redefining Home

adventures in micro-dwelling

  • Where I live: defining my home

    July 5, 2019 by

    I can use many phrases to describe the way I live now, and yet none fully does it justice, because the way I live now is almost nonexistent in the United States. One way: I live in a furnished 220-square-foot room in a 44-bedroom rooming house next to a college campus, with healthy, delicious chef-prepared… Read more

  • We need a Levittown of tiny houses

    October 10, 2019 by

    In the previous post, I wrote about the bungalow court, the predominant form of multi-family housing in Southern California from the 1910s through the 1930s and a cousin of the cottage cluster that is perhaps more prevalent in the Northwest. Reading its Wikipedia entry, I was surprised by how much it sounded like what todays… Read more

  • How tiny is tiny?

    October 10, 2019 by

    A member of a Facebook group on housing recently asked this question about a project to build tiny houses for veterans in southern Oregon. And since starting Springfield/Eugene MicroDwellers, I’ve often been asked it too. (Is our culture obsessed with size?) For an expert opinion, I reached out to Renee McLaughlin, organizer of annual TinyFests… Read more

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