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Minimum Size Home Building Standards and Laws – The Legalization of Smaller Living

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Summary. As more people pursue simplicity and minimalism, the demand for smaller living spaces is on the rise. The shrinking and convergence of technology make it possible to live comfortably and abundantly in smaller spaces.

The Movement. Jay Shafer is amassing a grass-roots campaign of thousands of people to request the legalization of simpler and smaller living. Jay’s Wee Shall Overcome message is is expanded upon in a proposal to amend the International Residential Code to allow for smaller homes.

Video. In this video, Gregory Johnson discusses the problem with antiquated laws that set minimum size standards.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com