A Calgary family is building a tiny new abode on wheels that holds roughly 300 square feet of living space.
Kirsten Shaw and Michael Hunt plan to pull up stakes in Calgary in the spring and drive with one son through the United States for a year.
"I think I'll manage better than I am right now in 2,200 square feet because quite honestly I am not a homemaker. It stresses me out that I have all that dusting and everything to look after," said Shaw.
Graham Livesey, a professor of environmental design at the University of Calgary, says the trend to living smaller isn't catching on here as fast, although some are considering it for recreational properties.
"I think we do need to reduce our environmental footprint. Particularly with North Americans, we occupy the most space when it comes to our residences and we use the most stuff and certainly I think it would be good to see a serious trend towards downsizing," he said.
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Image courtesy of Kristen Shaw and Micheal Hunt.