Posted by: phillipsre | March 5, 2015

Living With Less

Footprint 1806, a micro-apartment building has 61 sleeping rooms and common kitchens. (Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider / The Seattle Times)

Footprint 1806, a micro-apartment building has 61 sleeping rooms and common kitchens. (Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider / The Seattle Times)

We have talked about micro-housing a bit in the past, but did you know that Seattle’s micro-housing building spree gave it more such units than any city in the country? At last count, 780 micro-housing units were cleared for occupancy in Seattle, with another 1,598 units in the pipeline. No other American city comes close. The rise of micro-housing is something that is growing among Generation Y or Millennials. This article from the Seattle Times talks about the rise in micro-housing among students and newly employed individuals that are really looking for a simple way of living. As it mentions, this generation is not as concerned with acquiring as much stuff as generations in the past. Things are not as important as experiences to this group. That is why they will live with less and share a kitchen for the convenience of living near school or work with less hassle.  Read more to learn about people living in small homes with less, so that they can do more.

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