Micro Living is not the only solution to the housing crisis in the UK. However, with appropriate checks and balances in place, it can provide an improved housing offering to a growing proportion of the population looking to live in cities.
Crucially it is the prioritising of a city’s working and leisure options that can allow someone to sacrifice some of those same facilities and amenities in their own home.
Micro solutions to a macro problem – June 2018
Key highlights include:
• In simple terms Micro Living can be defined as a housing solution that provides total personal living space below UK minimum space standards.
• House shares are the most common form of Micro Living in the UK, with millions of homes across the UK arranged in this format.
• Despite the planning system stating a minimum residential threshold of 37sq m, there has been an increasing amount of micro-homes built in the UK below that size with c.3,000 built in 2014, 5,600 in 2015 and 7,800 in 2016
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