08/13 Little Houses by the Prairie

Visitors wait to inspect a home at the Tiny House Jamboree, in Colorado Springs.

Visitors wait to inspect a home at the Tiny House Jamboree, in Colorado Springs.

I’d shown up with the preconceived notion that I would find thousands of rabid, perhaps slightly hunchbacked, tiny-house residents eager to evangelize for their low-budget, small-environmental-footprint lifestyle. Instead, I found that many of the tens of thousands of people at the jamboree were like me: curiosity-seekers who live in normal-sized houses or apartments and were there, it seemed, mostly to reinforce their own sense that living in tiny houses was sort of weird…

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Elaine Walker