Small House Style was featured in the New York Times on September 11, 2008, on page F1 of the New York edition. The article The Next Little Thing? was written by a great reporter named Steven Kurutz. Thanks for the mention Steven!
Steven’s article also features (you guessed it) Jay Shafer and the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and Greg Johnson, a founder of the Small House Society. Jay and Greg took to the road and pulled Jay’s small house from Victoria, British Columbia to San Diego this summer to promote small living. Brad Kittel’s Tiny Texas Houses were also mentioned in addition to Michael Janzen’s Tiny Free House project. Shay Solomon summed it up: “It’s a very exciting moment because it feels like a chapter of American history might be ending, the chapter called ‘Bigger is Better.’ I’m not the Gallup poll, but I hear the same story over and over: We got rid of that big house, and now I have time to see my husband. Before, we used to work all week and then we’d spend the weekend on the house.”
Shay Salomon is a green builder in Tucson, AZ, and the co-author of “Little House on a Small Planet” (Lyons Press, 2006.)
The NYT also published an excellent audio slide show by Bethany Lyttle called Tiny Houses: Less Is More. Don’t miss it.
In conjunction with The Next Little Thing?, the Times published an article by Michael Cannell – Instead of Trading Up, Adding a High-Style Shed featuring some great prefabs including the Kithaus K4, the Modern Shed, the Modern Cabana and of course Michael Sylvester, publisher of fabprefab.com.
Kudos to the New York Times for giving some small house and prefab love.