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When People Downsize to Tiny Houses, they Adopt more Environmentally Friendly Lifestyles - Zint Design
Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet. Much of this interest is driven by media coverage that claims that living in tiny homes is good for the planet. It may seem intuitively obvious that downsizing to a tiny home would reduce one’s environmental impact, since it means occupying a much smaller space and consuming fewer resources. But little research has been done to actually measure how people’s environmental behaviors change when they make this drastic move. For my doctorate in environmental design and planning, I sought to fill this gap in knowledge by developing a