Cool is ‘Not So Big

A few years ago while running the National Town Builders Association (NTBA), I hosted a round table with Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big House. Her book was just starting to gain notoriety (it was #1 on Amazon at one point), and I felt she should meet members of the NTBA whose mission as a trade organization was (and still is) building entire communities of not so big homes.

A few months later, the sequel to her best-seller, Creating the Not So Big House, featured the very members she met at that round table, in a chapter dedicated entirely to the aforementioned communities.

It also helps she grew up near London, where you’ll find some of the best examples of cozy homes among beautiful streets. This week I’ll apply the principles of Sarah’s ‘not so big’ to CoolTowns, because they’re an even better fit there.

If anyone has examples of not so big homes (or workplaces), speak your mind below…

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