AT on... Square Footage

AT on... Square Footage

Jonathan B.
Oct 10, 2007

We are taking up more space than ever before. In family-oriented 1950's America, the average size of a new house was 983 square feet. Today, with more of us living alone than ever before, the average has grown over 140%: that's over 2300 square feet.

We think one simple way of going green is this: make the next place you live the same size or smaller than the one where you live now. If you live alone, think about what it would take to live comfortably with another person.

We believe that you don't need tons of space to live well: you just need good design.

We can find clever ways to make more energy and more stuff, but there's simply no way to make more space: we must simply use less.

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