While modern homes may be getting smaller, they still have a ways to go before they are as small as the homes our great-grandparents lived in. If they came from the old country, they were likely living in cottages or row houses. I remember seeing the little row house where my great-grandparents lived, as gardeners and servants to the neighbouring estate. Three up and three down — and they raised six kids!
Even when they moved to North America, our families lived in little houses (at least in the cities).
By building our home smaller, we’re not just embracing the future, we are saluting the past!