If you are serious about downsizing, you may want to consider connecting with the Small House Society. Whether by necessity or personal decision this movement goes against the grain. Since 1970, the size of the average new American home has grown by 50 percent. Is this movement a counter-trend or a new mindset predicting the future of living? I hope for the latter though I would personally find it a great challenge, as would other claustrophobes. See more quaint, sometimes stylish examples at designboom.com just don’t be surprised if you start considering it.
Must watch video on PBS.