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Will 7 Billion Humans Mean Smaller Homes?

by Shilpi Paul

Will 7 Billion Humans Mean Smaller Homes?: Figure 1
Photo from ZETA Communities.

In response to the big population news this week, NPR’s Morning Edition had a story yesterday highlighting ZETA Communities, a developer who specializes in city-friendly, sustainably-sourced, small modular homes.

In keeping with our current fascination of small spaces, UrbanTurf was intrigued by the modular units, some of which max out at 300 square feet.

From Morning Edition:

ZETA founder and President Naomi Porat sees cities as her company’s big market. “The population all around the world is moving toward the cities,” says the former real estate executive. “Land is a vital resource, there’s not a lot remaining, so we need to think about creative ways to use space.” In cities, modules can be stacked to make a new generation of efficient buildings.

Look for UrbanTurf’s feature on some DC residents’ very cool small space solutions soon.

See other articles related to: zeta communities, smaller homes, npr

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/7_billion_humans_should_we_make_smaller_homes/4494

1 Comment

  1. Barb said at 8:57 pm on Wednesday November 2, 2011:
    If this little house didn't need that garage, there would be even more room. Let's work on downsizing the car population.

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