"In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed that
some dwellers consider super-downsizing their lives. He’s not
recommending a new batch of Sherry-Smith-sized abodes -- but he comes
close. Bloomberg challenged architects in July to design
spanning 275 to 300 square feet to help fill the city’s lack of decent
and affordable homes for the Big Apple’s rising population of singles
and couples without kids.
Out west, San Francisco officials are considering a tweak
to that city’s building codes to allow construction of apartments as
small as 220 square feet. Lawmakers there are expected to vote on the
idea in November. And in London, an 8-by-10-foot flat, originally
listed for $145,000, has drawn bids as high as $280,000, in part due to
its proximity to the famous Harrods department store, reports CNN
I currently live in an apartment made from a garage. It has an upstairs, though, otherwise it would be too small for me. I move twice a year and have been finding out just what is precious enough to keep moving around and what isn't.