The Oregon Biz Report - Business News from Oregon

Read about accutane journal moderate acne here

Portland, New York talk Micro-Housing

July 12, 2012

by Eric Fruits, pH.D
Oregon economist
Econ-International Blog

In Portland, folks live in a house the size of dining room and in New York, the mayor is pushing apartments no bigger than a few refrigerator boxes taped together.

OPB’s Think Out Loud radio show interviews the Portland owner of a “house” that is 128 square feet and was built on a 16′ x 8′ trailer. It has a stove that uses alcohol as fuel, a free-standing electric-oil heater, and a simple plumbing set-up. The tenants share wireless internet with the land owners. They don’t have a refrigerator or a shower.

New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, apparently likes the idea. The week he announced a competition for architects to submit designs for apartments measuring just 275 to 300 square feet to address the shortage of homes suitable and affordable for the city’s growing population of one- and two-person households. While the apartments would be twice the size of the Portland house-on-a-trailer, there’s a good chance the New Yorkers would get fridge and a shower.

The big question: Is this just a curious new fad, or has the housing market taken such a big turn that tiny houses are the new McMansions?

  
Print This Post Print This Post    Email This Post Email This Post

Discuss this article

no comments yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Articles

Press Releases



Top Business News

 

Top Women's News

 

Top Natural Resource News

 

Top Faith News

 

Copyright © 2016, OregonReport. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use - Copyright - Legal Policy | Contact Oregon Report

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Business Report through daily email updates:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

RSS Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)