An interesting article, "Micro-Apartments Could Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health," says living in 250-370 sq. ft. spaces could be risky and for those over 30, could lead to "claustrophobia, domestic abuse and alcoholism." Dak Kopec, director of design for human health at Boston Architectural College, said they could have even more adverse effects on children. (See the article for a typical floor plan.)
Very interesting because this is the size of many RVs! It would be a very different feel to live in an RV if you never moved or only had one window to look out. It would be claustophobic to me in that case. However, in an RV, the outdoors is your living room and your yard where you would miss that in a micro-apartment. I think tiny houses can be a good thing, but..... not for a family or in the wrong location.
How about you? What similarities and differences between micro-apartment living and the RV lifestyle do you see? Jaimie Hall Bruzenak