Once upon a time, living in a space the size of a proverbial shoe box (on purpose nogal) would have been unheard of; an impeachment on your basic human rights would probably have been the argument. But these days, it’s worn like a badge of honour, with the concept of micro-living gaining plenty of traction. The Mother city appears to be at the forefront of this revolution, with One Thibault in Cape Town’s city centre currently being developed.
No matter your stance, micro-living has its benefits. So, whether you’re an eco-warrior looking to save the planet by reducing your carbon footprint or you’re simply looking to cut down on costs, here are a few reasons you should give micro-living the benefit of the doubt.
Micro Living Expenses
Individuals who indulge in their tiny living dreams are opting to live with fewer things, less space and of course fewer expenses. If you’re looking to cut down on your monthly costs, renting a tiny apartment can help you save on your electricity and water bills. A bonus? With such little space, decorating is a breeze. Less space to furnish also means you can save on decorating too!
Hate cleaning? Micro living may just be for you. When your space is limited, every item in your home is placed and chosen on purpose, allowing you to choose what you love. These types of spaces are also easier to clean and maintain, saving you time and money on housekeeping.
A Micro Environmental Impact
Because micro apartments or homes use less energy and produce less waste, eco-conscious individuals can rejoice at the thought of lowering their environmental impact. According to research, more than 80% of greenhouse emissions come from electricity and fuel consumption in an average home. Thankfully, living in a micro-home can drastically reduce this impact.