Americans turn to smaller homes

Growing number of Americans are downsizing their costs and lives because of hard economic times.

    From giant rural homes to tiny houses, some Americans have been downsizing their costs and lives because of hard economic times.

    The growing trend to move into smaller homes is seen as a way to free up resources to inject more funds into education and healthcare.

    Rob Reynolds reports from California.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.