Increasing numbers of Kiwis are living big in a tiny house – Russell Blackstock.  | TPPA = CRISIS

By TPPA = CRISIS Bryce Langston, an actor and musician, has spent about $70,000 designing and building his own miniature house on wheels. He hopes the project will offer him an alternative lifestyle in his own home after being priced out of Auckland’s booming property market. “The house might be small but it has steel framing,

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The realities of living tiny, part 3: efficiency – making peace with the wrong side of 40

I’ve spent the last couple of days talking about how impractical our RV living is from a space standpoint. Today, I want to talk about how impractical it is from a sustainability standpoint. Because RVs are not very efficient. They definitely have a smaller carbon footprint than your average McMansion, but they’re not efficient. There

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Smart and Sustainable Living in the 21st Century. Big Advantages in Tiny Homes –  Diana Clement.  | TPPA = CRISIS

By TPPA = CRISIS More Kiwis are downsizing their lives into smaller spaces than they imagined. And despite the headlines, some are delighted to do so. It’s not about being squeezed into a shoebox because that’s all they can afford. An apartment, duplex or terraced home can be homely and it’s cheaper to run and has

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The perfect community – essays in everything

by essaysineverything I just think of green, forest, laughter, sunlight dribbling through shadowed trees and stretching feet out in the dirt. I want this place to be real, a place that I can live in, that can happen, utopia. But what would it actually involve? Size: 150 to 200 Dunbar’s number suggests there is a cognitive

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