Monthly Archives: July 2013

Downsizing Via Renovation: How to Shrink Your House

The Small House Movement has been steadily growing in popularity as homeowners reassess their wants and needs in regard to home value, environmental awareness, and financial planning. If you have the opportunity to build your house from scratch (or nearly from scratch), then designing it with the Small House principles in mind makes a lot […]

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The Big Ideas Behind the Small House Movement

The economy has caused a major shift in how people are spending their savings, and it’s likely that these altered behavioral patterns are here to stay. The global economic recession and crisis was a major splash; the ripples will be felt many generations down the line. The recession was partially caused by an enormous bubble […]

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When Bigger Isn’t Better

Back in April 2013 we did a short series on how the 2008 global recession has affected home ownership and renovation tactics. This trend isn’t surprising, considering the fact that the crisis was partially caused by the fallout from predatory subprime mortgage policies. Throughout the early 2000s, banks gave out huge loans for opulent luxury […]

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