After a lifetime of living large, there comes a time when one realizes that size — at least on the bricks and mortar front — really doesn’t matter.
And so you find yourself chatting with anyone who will listen about how, at some point, you might join the downsizers, trading stairs, vacuuming and never-ending maintenance for a cosy little flat and a simpler lifestyle.
Turns out that while you’re contemplating a smaller life as yours winds down so, too, is a much younger generation whose lives are just winding up.
In case you hadn’t noticed, micro living is the new yoga. Tiny houses. Float homes. Caravans. Laneway houses. Shipping containers. Yurts. Mobile homes.
And, of course, micro lofts, those closet-free, can’t-swing-a-cat, one-room condos that are the current darling of developers, and of earnest millennials, evidenced by the numbers of buyers and open chequebooks throughout the region at the mere sniff of new micro development.