Thinking about downsizing? How about a 96 square-foot house?

When it comes to living space, how small can you go?

Having grown up in a tiny room in his family’s home in Pesaro, Italy, 27-year-old architect Leonardo Di Chiara is used to living a minimalist lifestyle, but his latest project, the aVOID tiny house, is taking that to another level. 

The teensy house -- currently on display and inhabited by the architect in Berlin -- measures just 96 square feet. It comes equipped with everything you need to live...minus the elbow room, that is. 

He hopes the structure challenges the concept of traditional housing.“It’s a tiny house and it’s on wheels, so you can move it wherever you want. You can live wherever you want,” the architect told ABC News.aVOID is part of the tiny-house social and architectural movement, which started in the U.S. in the 1980s and has seen a resurgence in the past several years, spawning several reality shows. 

The tiny-house concept centers around downsizing one’s home to live a more sustainable and minimal lifestyle, using few resources.Since 1973, the typical size of a U.S. home has doubled,  peaking at just over 2,600 square feet, according to U.S. census data. Tiny houses, meanwhile, are typically 100 to 150 square feet, are often on wheels, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.In March, Di Chiara will take the home on a seven-city tour, ending in Rome.

Photo: ABC News

Story source: ABC News



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