camcarlson

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Single-serving Apartments

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Where do I start with this video? So many intriguing ideas and concepts raised. A highlight: the statistic shared (2:07-2:25) that the percentage of the US adult population living alone in the 1940s-50s was around 10%, whereas today it’s closer to 30%, and unfortunately the housing supply hasn’t adapted for this changing demographic. So many single men and women would like to own a house, but they don’t want to own a house built with a traditional 50s nuclear family in mind — three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two-car garage, etc.  This dovetails nicely into a separate discussion on how the average annual salary in the US hasn’t kept up with the increase in home prices over the past 20 years, making mortgage more unaffordable.

I don’t like the title of the video though… living micro? If 200-400 sq ft is micro, I wonder what they think is average or normal. How about “living with a space that accommodates your actual needs”?

Anyway, fingers crossed…

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Written by camcarlson

October 5, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Posted in Simplicity, video

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