More people in fewer houses?

Hi again! Earlier I wrote about the Wikkelhouse, and how it can be a smart idea to make living easier and greener. I kind of stayed in that thought for a bit and had it in my mind for a while. Now I’ve bumped in to minimalism, which rhymes well together with my philosophy of less garbage and less pollution. I came over a fun pair of guys who calls themselves The Minimalists. Very minimalistic name, indeed. They talk about living with fewer things and therefor get an easier and more simpler life.

With this thoughts, I started thinking about the Wikkelhouse again, and where I live there is currently a housing shortage. It has been like this for a few years now, and there seems to be hard to solve it. I mean, you want the people to live somewhere but it’s really expensive to build more houses and flats. However, I came up with this idea to build a minimalistic flat/apartment house. In here, there can be a lot of smaller apartments and more of them, instead of building this huge flats with five large rooms. Smaller apartments gives more apartments in the same space.

So, my thought is basically that if more people could live more minimalistic and be happy with less things, there would be a lot of possibilities to build smaller apartments. If you only have a few things, like only the things you actually need and use then there would be easier to live small. It would be much easier to live in a smaller place, and you would not have to build a lot of apartments with three or more rooms.

A lot of the people that lives alone could benefit from a small but cheap apartment where they can live more minimalistic. You might be able to fit a lot more people people in to one equal sized building if the residents have less things, are more open to live smaller, and agree to have smaller apartments. I really think the world would benefit from having a more minimalistic way of living. It contributes to a more relaxed life and it decreases the world’s consumption of unnecessary things – decreasing pollution. As The Minimalists says: use things and love humans – not the other way around.