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In Dream Big, Live Small, we visit tiny home-dwellers, discovering why they choose to live this way, how they manage it and the possibilities to do things like travel, learn and grow that have resulted from downsizing so significantly. In the long run, living small is really about living big.
Downsizing in order to move into a tiny home often helps homeowners remove material clutter in their lives. But for some, it also affords flexibility and the ability to move easily.
In this episode of Dream Big, Live Small, you’ll get to see inside one couple’s tiny house in Yelm, Washington.
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“While there are definitely some design changes we’re making, we also want to be careful of an overreaction to the current situation and design things that don’t make sense 18 months from now,” says Bill Ramsey, a principal with KTGY Architecture and Planning in Denver.
“For example, home schooling is a big issue right now, but we don’t see that as a long-term need so we’re not designing homes with a school room as part of the floor plan,” he adds. “Instead, we’re focused on flexibility so that there is a place to do virtual school in the short term that can work for some other need in the future.”
Dining room conversion
Just as we’ve learned to pivot and adjust to a new way of living, so have our homes. Now architects are taking into account the way people are using their homes to make new designs more relevant.