The Small House Movement is pretty self-explanatory: people are sick of the cost, lifestyle and impact of living in large houses – so some of them are going small. (Real small.) The NY Times features a nice piece on the movement’s growing momentum, helped partly by advocates like Gregory Paul Johnson, a founder of the Small House Society in Iowa City, who took his small house on the road to spread the word. NY Times reports:

In July, Mr. Johnson, who lives in a 140-square-foot house made by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company of Sebastopol, Calif., took to the road to promote his vision of living small, along with Jay Shafer, Tumbleweed’s founder. The two men drove from Victoria, British Columbia, to San Diego, pulling Mr. Shafer’s house behind them on a trailer. (Tiny houses, which rarely have foundations, are often built on trailers.)

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