Tiny homes are merely a trendy fantasy?

tiny house?

Tiny houses are now all the rage in British Columbia nowadays. Nelson Tiny Houses calls them a “political movement” and “as much a work of art as they are a place to live.” It’s the latest iteration of a “smaller living” trajectory that began with laneway housing in Vancouver, moved on to Gastown microlofts, and now settles on 300-square-foot luxury homes on the back of a trailer.

There is something disturbing about the way local media continues to laud people for moving into smaller and smaller spaces simply because they can’t afford anything else. How long until we can expect a CBC feature celebrating an “innovative” student who has opted to live in a repurposed hollowed-out refrigerator?

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