07/16 Micro-housing: A hip urban trend or economic necessity?

Tiny apartment dweller talks about space, video at bottom of article

Tiny apartment dweller talks about space, video at bottom of article

“People are willing to forgo space because they are residents that are going to spend a lot of time outside their home; the city is their living room. And some of these places are morphing into communal living. There are new developments going up where they are emphasizing shared living and social areas,” he adds…

“The sharing economy is about making use of idle capacity, and moving to the micro housing is also making use of idle capacity. They see this as the next generation of the sharing economy. It’s how people are approaching ownership and use of goods,” says Mr. Infranca.

Read more at http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2015/0716/Micro-housing-A-hip-urban-trend-or-economic-necessity

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Elaine Walker