Part of the reason we live small is so we don't have a long commute. If we lived further from the city, we would likely find ourselves expanding into slightly more space. Rather, we are more interested in a good quality of life in our day-to-day experiences. We feel we can acheive that high quality of life better in a small space than with a long commute. This New Yorker article, There and Back Again; The soul of the commuter, is all about impossibly long commutes, and it reminded us of this major reason we choose to live small... What about you - how much does commute time affect the size of your home?