Forget couch-surfing, try living in a house smaller than a parking space. A west-coast woman sold her 1,500 sq foot home to live in a tiny house parked in her friend’s backyard. Talk about reexamining how much space you really need!
She seems completely confident and happy with her decision, and I love how her friends recognized that their backyard didn’t need to be kept pristine and empty for their use only. I hope more people realize a McMansion on a sprawling grassy lawn is not only unsustainable, but unnecessary as well. I wrote more in depth on the argument for smaller (and already developed) spaces at the Better Farm blog.