Jay Schafer, owner of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses is seen inside one of the homes he built for himself Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Graton, Calif. In a country where most people want to live large, Jay Schafer helps people live small. The California homebuilder has become a leader in a small but growing corner of the American housing market: the tiny house. Schaefer, who lived in a 89-square foot house with his wife before his son was born last year, builds houses that are smaller than most people's living rooms. He also sells architectural blueprints and holds workshops where he teaches others how to build Lilliputian houses that can be used as backyard additions, summer homes or primary residences. He says the market for tiny houses has surged since the housing crisis began, as more Americans downsize to save money, simplify their lives and reduce their carbon footprint. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Growing Movement: Americans Buying More Tiny Houses (Under 500 Sq. Ft.) To Avoid Foreclosure

(MintPress)— In what some are calling a reversal of the American dream, where bigger has always been perceived as better, and the failure to “keep up with the Joneses” has been seen as a mark of socio-economic inferiority, the tiny house movement is slowly building momentum. Sarah Susanka, an American architect, and the originator of […]