Housing affordability is a major crisis affecting both capital and regional cities around the world. In response to this predicament and the desire of many families to downsize, micro houses have become increasingly popular in recent years. Micro houses, which are smaller, more organised and more energy efficient than conventional houses, can lead to several benefits: Micro homes are one solution to the increasing lack of metropolitan living space.

The dream of a home in the suburbs with a white picket fence is changing. Between housing crises and homelessness, mounting debt and downsizing, home ownership has become increasingly less attainable. The tiny house movement is a direct response to these forces, with cities and designers asking whether micro dwellings can address pressing issues or if they are glorifying unhealthy living conditions.