How would we search for homes in a future where tiny homes have become the standard? I've explored this concept in the creating of a real estate search site that one can explore. On the site you can browse various listing to see what types of homes are available and what buyers find important when selecting a new home. This can be see in the types of homes and how homes have specialization due to the limited about of space available. Other information that are important to the buyer can be seen in the various map overlays that give information about access to food and transportation.
In this we can also see some side stories that are accurate as some people would fight against the move towards of tiny homes. What are considered normal homes today have become high price luxuries for people who want more space. Or for people who are raising a family and need more space by combining adjacent tiny homes.
In this future new services also emerge for people living in tiny homes. A service call Just-in-Time Fridge where perishables are directly delivered to your fridge. This is a necessity for many as in a tiny home people have limited space to store food and full size fridges become a luxury that not everyone will have the real estate for. This could also have other effect of cutting down on food waste but increase in energy spent on transportation of food.
Another thing I have considered is how we might furnishes these tiny homes. I've looked at though threw how this will change the way Ikea advertises their products. This is a potential future pop-up mailer that shows of a new piece of Ikea multifunction furniture. With limited space, knowing the space of something becomes important to the buyer to know if it will fit in his home. The pop up helps gives a sense of scale to help with the buyer's decision making.