Dollhouse Movement

Voice Card  -  Volume 28  -  Suzanne Card Number 4  -  Sun, May 23, 1993 8:16 PM

I really like Roger's idea about building smaller houses, especially in California where housing costs are so exorbitant. It would be nice, too, if interest rates were more favorable and loans more accessible for people trying to purchase homes meeting a certain small size standard.

I don't really think, though, that this could help too much to solve the homeless problem. We need more jobs, more social services. If homeless people could afford any kind of down payments at all, they could just as well be living in apartments. Homeless people aren't just lacking homes. They need jobs, or education for skills to get available jobs, counseling to restore decent self-images.

I do think the miniature house size is a good solution for people who don't have much money, though, and would like to own homes. A great way to cut down on needless waste of resources, too.

It's amazing to me how efficiently living space can be utilized, like in campers with tables that fold up when they're not being used, clever storage compartments concealed in the walls, daytime seating used for nighttime sleeping. Not that I like campers much otherwise, but they could set a good example for home design of the future.