Kerri Campbell and her husband lived in a 1,100 square foot, three-bedroom house in Kansas City. They enjoyed the life but were ready for a change. In 2007, the couple relocated to rural Arkansas and downsized to a 480 square foot house. It was challenging, but they quickly adapted to the new lifestyle.
“The biggest challenge for me was my mother was an antique collector, and she died shortly before we moved here,” Campbell said. “We didn’t have the room for it.”
The size of the average American house has grown significantly over the last few decades. In 1973, homes averaged 1,525 square feet. Today, they average over 2,500 square feet. At [...]