Jay Shafer on CBS News
The Small House Movement Believes Less is More, Especially in a Recession
At only 120 square feet, two is company – and three is really a crowd. The house is too small to meet building code minimum standards. It’s a vehicle, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.
But it’s got all the comforts of home, and plenty of storage space.
Shafer is at the forefront of the “small house” movement – a school of thought that less is more, especially in a recession.
“This house, all decked out with plumbing and heating would be about $50,000 if we built it for you,” Shafter said. “But if you built it yourself, it would be about $20,000.”
According to the U.S. Census, the average single family house in America is a little more than 2,500 square feet, meaning you could fit 21 of these into one of those.
Watch the CBS News video below:
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