As seen in the above photo, fall is fleeting in Greensboro. This tiny house on Lawndale Avenue is just north of the Greensboro Science Center. It represents the way houses used to look in Greensboro. In the working class neighborhoods, houses were tiny and lacked garages, but usually had large trees surrounding them. The giant oak to the left hovers over the home, providing shade in the summer, color in autumn, and menacing threats of branches falling during ice storms in winter.
The irony is that after so many years of large homes being built in Greensboro, tiny houses are actually trending again. As our phones replace so many of our stacks of books and photos, and replace gadgets, like cd players, flashlights, alarm clocks, compasses, cameras, video cameras, calculators, and much more, we wonder what we will really need in houses. Likely, we will need beds, bathrooms, and kitchens- at least for those who still cook. The more we look at it, the more perfect the little house on Lawndale appears to be and, it is considerably larger than what, six years ago, we billed as the world's tiniest house (here).