Real estate
Real estate

The Small Home Movement

Believe it or not, the goal to own the biggest and best house being at the forefront of people's minds is actually something that's dying out. People are changing their behaviour, adapting their goals and downsizing their properties and their belongings so they can focus more on their lives as a whole rather than just the race towards owning more things. So, if you're curious about the small home movement and would like to learn a little bit more, then just keep on reading.


Believe it or not, the goal to own the biggest and best house being at the forefront of people’s minds is actually something that’s dying out. People are changing their behaviour, adapting their goals and downsizing their properties and their belongings so they can focus more on their lives as a whole rather than just the race towards owning more things. So, if you’re curious about the small home movement and would like to learn a little bit more, then just keep on reading.

So, what’s the point?

The idea of the small home movement has its roots in the principle and philosophy of minimalism; owning only what you need and the things that bring you happiness. Many people begin this journey by taking a good, long look at their lives and the things they own, and taking steps to get rid of the things that no longer bring them happiness. This can take the form of:

  • decluttering your belongings, and getting rid of physical possessions you no longer need, or want
  • going through your wardrobe to get rid of things that don’t fit, don’t suit your style and that you don’t want
  • going paperless; opting into paperless billing and bank statements, and getting rid of old paperwork you no longer need
  • ridding yourself of mental baggage, and maybe even changing careers
  • eventually, changing your home to a smaller one, with less space but still enough room for yourself and your family

Although this is a great way for people to save money (less square footage means a lower purchase or rental price, less money for energy bills and less money spent to fill the place up), this is largely a philosophical and lifestyle movement. The journey towards owning less, having less mental and emotional baggage and less physical property to take care of can be incredibly freeing. This allows home owners to still enjoy their lives, and gives them the opportunity to just pack up and go should they feel the need to.

What does this mean for the Real Estate industry? At present, it’s unclear how long this movement will last for, but at the moment there is a trend towards smaller properties, and it’s these smaller properties that people are choosing when they’re looking to move. Should this prove to be a long-term change, we may well find smaller properties being built more often to address the demand.

Real Estate, redefined

Whether you’re looking to join the small home movement, or you want to upgrade your space, Domobase can help. We put you in touch with the finest Real Estate Agents and Landlords with the properties that you’re looking for, and all you have to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile. After this, we’ll pass your details on to up to three Real Estate Agents or Landlords, who will get in contact with you within a few days to give you an idea of the range of properties they have to offer that suit your needs.


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.