Is This Tiny Cabin Micro-Community the Future of Sustainable Living?

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch – Owned by a set of good friends, this cabin compound sitting on a picturesque, 10-acre riverfront by the Llano River in Texas might make a wonderful vacation destination — but more significantly — this concept of shared land, simple living and interdependence is also a page right out of the sustainable living handbook. A growing number of people are joining the tiny home movement, where people are downsizing their homes into something much smaller to reduce their environmental impact and live more simply. By the same token, the growing sharing economy (think bike shares, Zipcar, Airbnb, etc.) is something that’s ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding at the same time. The idea is this: We don’t need that much. That’s the beauty of the Llano River Cabin Compound, tucked 70 miles west of Austin. Like micro-living at a camp site, the bucolic spot is comprised of four tiny cabins...

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