Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: what’s the deal with these tiny houses?
We’re wrapping up micro-week today with an open thread just for you. All week, we’ve looked at places around the city that are pretty small. We know that in other parts of the country that have much higher density, micro-apartments and tiny houses are popular choices for residents looking to downsize. In some cities, the price of living is so high, there’s not much of a choice if you want to stay in the city. We’re starting to see smaller spaces here in Detroit and elsewhere in the midwest. But how long will this last?
Let us know what you think, Curbed readers. Are tiny living spaces going to get more popular? Or much like real estate prices, is there a bubble somewhere waiting to burst? Will people live in these little spaces for a year or two and decide to move on?
Tell us what you think in the comments, and as always, if you have ideas for future open threads, let us know in the tip line.
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