20 Jul '11, 2am

Could you live in a 150 square foot abode? This Hong Kong family of four does

Could you live in a 150 square foot abode? This Hong Kong family of four does

In the past when I've featured shoebox-sized dwellings, there’s often been something nifty/innovative about them. Case in point is “The Domestic Transformer,” Hong Kong-based architect Gary Chang’s 330-square foot, 24 room apartment. Additionally, many, like the EDGE in Wisconsin, have been deliberately petite prefab vacation retreats and cabins. Either that or the inhabitants are living happily (and willingly) on a full-time basis in confined quarters as some sort of grand statement/experiment in downsized/clutter-free living. This is the case with the Debra and Gary Jordan, a couple residing in a 320-square foot shotgun-style shack in Arkansas with their 13-year old son. There’s nothing really nifty/innovative, vacation-y, or happy about Yang’s living situation and in the video embedded below she’s candid about the obvious hardships, including sleeping on the floor and s...

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