One strategy for reducing your carbon footprint is downsizing. Jay Shafer, the man featured in the video above lives in this 100 square foot house containing all the necessities including micro sized chairs, a micro sized fireplace, and a micro sized loft with a micro sized window which serves as a micro sized bedroom.
Jay Shafer is also the ingenuous architect this micro house, one of many he has built as part of his Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. He's been living in the above house since 1997 but he's still actively building new micro mansions.
During the video Jay explains that environmental concerns do play a part in the ethos behind his approach to building small eco friendly houses.