Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Tiny house trend hits DC

with 2 comments

A story and accompanying photo gallery from the Washington Post  covers the construction of tiny houses in the nation’s capital.

The “tiny house” trend has been taking over the west coast for a few years. The movement to tiny living spaces aims to reduce American conspicuous consumption. The tiny houses range from 150 to 200 square feet of living space and cost around $20,000-$50,000.

Every nook and cranny of the tiny abodes  has a purpose and storage capacity. Beds are often lofted above the livings spaces.

The trend has now traversed the country and is taking root in DC. In a city with very high housing prices, maybe this will be successful. Would you live in a tiny space like this?


Written by apriljana

November 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

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  1. Good example of a slide show used well. This story really needed those pictures to give a sense of what a “tiny” house is like. It is hard for people to figure out what 200 square feet looks like, but these pictures “tell” that story better than words.

    Gina Chen

    November 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

  2. While the living space is small, those tiny houses DO look appealing in terms of design. I’m sure I’d lose it after a few hours though. I liked how the pictures made you want to keep going so you could see the result of the workers building the houses.


    November 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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