Thinking about how a decrease in our personal space can influence our living. I looked into the concept of tiny homes. I movement about building small self contained homes.
These ideas can be seen in the tiny homes movement in the US where people are building their own trailer sized homes that are highly space efficient and highly customized.
The can be seen in contrast with capsule hotels that are extremely space efficient and uniform while providing all the basic amenities. Comparing the two we can see two very different paths how this future can turn out. However, some main trends can be seeing.
Most importantly, the increase in density. Since everyone needs less space. People start to live closer together increasing the density of our cities. This gives us a lot to think about how people will live is a society like this. How will we deal with the increase in demand for basic utilities? public transport? Storage for the goods we need to live?
This creates a lot of side shows that could be present in the world. For example we could see grocery delivery services. Specialized home for specific needs of the occupant to his or her needs. Development of multifunctional furniture specifically for use in tiny homes.
To explore this story line. I will be exploring the process of purchasing of a tiny home in this future.
I will be creating example of how someone would search for their dream tiny home in the future. This will include a real estate search tool similar to zillow but for tiny homes. This will provide information that tiny home buyers dem to be important like access to public transport or how close it is located to a grocery story.
This can also include organizations that certify various products as tiny home friendly. For example I have mocked an Ikea furniture tag that has a symbol for tiny home friendly certification.