These include techniques for creating and delivering surveys, data collected from usability studies on several different interfaces (Archives Space PUI, Aeon, and web-based digital collections), and tools for training and assessing students who are responsible for providing research services.Mary Jo Fairchild is the Manager of Research Services in the Special Collections Department at the College of Charleston's Addlestone Library.Tiny houses are at the center of a social movement to dramatically downsize living space to around 400 square feet.The Small House Society, formed in 2002, has grown to include hundreds of people from 100 countries around the world.The adventurous could do like Patty Dotson from the Tiny Houses Audio Interview and buy a small house off Craigslist! After all, they make more money building bigger houses.Municipalities like bigger houses for increased tax revenue.Consequently, small houses are not always welcome in a community.
If the idea of a tiny house appeals to you, you can hire small house builders, or find tiny house plans and kits for do-it-yourselfers on the Internet.
The tiny house movement is only one part of a more significant trend towards simple, small, sustainable living.
By embracing this movement, we can improve our quality of life while reducing our environmental footprint. Reach our previous article on how the share economy is enabling women over 60 to live better with fewer personal possessions.
Jay Shafer, founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company (tumbleweedhouses.com) describes living in a tiny house as an act of civil disobedience, and the right of human beings not to be forced into consumerism.
He has designed a Tiny House Village that has been favorably received in Northern California, which he hopes will become a model for responsible housing everywhere.