Mini Poll: Micro Homes

Compared to the house in which you lived when you were 10 years old, is your current residence larger or smaller?


Bigger:
 44%
Smaller:
 35%
About the same:
 21%

Lives in the City:

Bigger:
 44%
Smaller:
 35%
About the same:
 21%

Does not live in the City:

Bigger:
 45%
Smaller:
 36%
About the same:
 20%

 


Which of the following comes closest to your idea of a Dream Home?


Something very small:
 7%
Something very large, like a castle:
 2%
Something large, like a stately home:
 18%
Something large, like an open loft:
 16%
Something green or energy-efficient:
 33%
Something else:
 24%

Lives in the City:

Something very small:
 8%
Something very large, like a castle:
 3%
Something large, like a stately home:
 17%
Something large, like an open loft:
 17%
Something green or energy-efficient:
 33%
Something else:
 23%

Does not live in the City:

Something very small:
 6%
Something very large, like a castle:
 1%
Something large, like a stately home:
 18%
Something large, like an open loft:
 15%
Something green or energy-efficient:
 34%
Something else:
 26%

 


Would you be interested in living in a Very Small Home — say, between 200 and 600 square feet?


Yes:
 29%
No:
 71%

Lives in the City:

Yes:
 28%
No:
 72%

Does not live in the City:

Yes:
 32%
No:
 68%

 


Do you think you would ever buy a Very Small Home?


Yes:
 30%
No:
 70%

Lives in the City:

Yes:
 27%
No:
 73%

Does not live in the City:

Yes:
 34%
No:
 66%

 


What is the smallest home in which you would be comfortable living?


Less than 400 square feet:
 7%
Less than 600 square feet, but more than 400 square feet:
 12%
Less than 1000 square feet, but more than 600 square feet:
 25%
Less than 1500 square feet, but more than 1000 square feet:
 32%
It would have to be more than 1500 square feet:
 18%
Don't ask me. The more space the better:
 5%

Lives in the City:

Less than 400 square feet:
 5%
Less than 600 square feet, but more than 400 square feet:
 13%
Less than 1000 square feet, but more than 600 square feet:
 27%
Less than 1500 square feet, but more than 1000 square feet:
 34%
It would have to be more than 1500 square feet:
 15%
Don't ask me. The more space the better:
 5%

Does not live in the City:

Less than 400 square feet:
 9%
Less than 600 square feet, but more than 400 square feet:
 12%
Less than 1000 square feet, but more than 600 square feet:
 23%
Less than 1500 square feet, but more than 1000 square feet:
 30%
It would have to be more than 1500 square feet:
 21%
Don't ask me. The more space the better:
 5%

 


If you moved to a Very Small Home, would you prefer living in a cleverly rehabbed older structure or in a freshly designed new structure?


Rehabbed building:
 57%
New building:
 43%

Lives in the City:

Rehabbed building:
 69%
New building:
 31%

Does not live in the City:

Rehabbed building:
 43%
New building:
 57%

 


If you moved to a Very Small Home, would you prefer it on or off the power grid?


On:
 59%
Off:
 41%

Lives in the City:

On:
 55%
Off:
 45%

Does not live in the City:

On:
 64%
Off:
 36%

 


Is there a make-or-break appliance that you would have to have in your home regardless of size? (Check all that apply.)


Washer:
 86%
Dryer:
 67%
Dishwasher:
 41%
Bathtub:
 47%

Lives in the City:

Washer:
 86%
Dryer:
 63%
Dishwasher:
 37%
Bathtub:
 46%

Does not live in the City:

Washer:
 86%
Dryer:
 71%
Dishwasher:
 45%
Bathtub:
 49%

 


If there were a residential marina on the St. Louis riverfront, would you live in a houseboat there?


Yes:
 39%
No:
 61%

Lives in the City:

Yes:
 38%
No:
 62%

Does not live in the City:

Yes:
 39%
No:
 61%

 


Current Residence


St. Louis City:
 53%
St. Louis County:
 34%
Elsewhere in the St. Louis region:
 5%
Elsewhere:
 9%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.