Life Inside a Micro-Home

People are living in tiny homes around the world.
3:00 | 10/22/12

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And finally tonight, we're watching a trend here in america and around the crowded world. People ready to live in houses only a couple of feet wide. Abc's nick watt shows us life inside the micro home of the future. Reporter: Sick and tired of your cramped quarters. Then stretch out and look at this. A teeny sliver of 166 square feet, just 36 inches wide in places. Shaq might squeeze through the front door, but I'm thinking he'd get stuck in that bathroom. There's a table for two, cozy by candlelight. But a bed just for one. "I think plenty of light is most important," says the experimental architect jakub szczesny. Designed for this guy, etgar keret, an israeli writer reclaiming his polish roots and how much space do we really need? The tiny house movement is gaining some traction. Here's the poster boy. This micro apartment in san francisco, toured by our own ceclia vega. You can almost in the bathroom reach something in the fridge. Reporter: That place is just 150 square feet. The world's population is exploding, we're getting bigger. Will we soon be vacationing in japanese-style capsule hotels, driving the miniscule peel p50, and stroking descendents of mr. Peebles, the world's smallest cat? The average family home in the u.S. Is shrinking, but it's still over 2,300 square feet. That 15 times the size of our polish pied a terre where a cat cannot be swung. Nick watt, abc news, los angeles.

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