Born on this day: L. Frank Baum, Chazz Palminteri, Paul Zindel, Emmitt Smith (via NNDB)
I seem to be fascinated by people who live in very small spaces lately. Mind you, I wouldn't want to do it myself, but I think I might like to live with a lot less stuff (at least in theory). That's part of what I find so interesting about people who have managed to squeeze everything they own into a little bit of room.
Like this one:
Or this one (this is a bit long, but after a few minutes you'll have seen everything. It's a pretty ingenious setup. I especially liked the bed and the rooftop terrace):
Maybe my intense interest is because I seem to be on a constant quest to have fewer belongings, but...I still buy things. Not a lot of things, but enough to make living in any of the places above impossible, even if I lived alone. But it's intriguing to me that there are adventurous people who do this or who simply live in small spaces due to necessity. I know that for all that I love looking at big houses, I don't want to have to clean one or heat one or pay the taxes on one.
What do you consider to be the ideal size for a house? And would you ever want to downsize? Or upsize, for that matter.