Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The not-so-new normal

SkywayMom and her family live in 900 square feet, or about 83 square meters, in St. Paul. This space, seen as tiny by Americans, is considered spacious in Europe.
The average house in America is 2400 sq ft. (223 sq.m.) and that doesn’t include garages usually stuffed to the gills.

Historically, and relative to the majority of the world, we live in an average to large home. Relative to our peer group and what most people dream of having – we are living small. We’ve forgotten what normal looks like in America – and we are all in debt or on prescription drugs because of it. Living small is a catch phrase that resonates, but what we are really trying to do is find joy living in a “normal” place.
Or in debt for our prescription drugs because of it.