It sounds like New York is moving to establish some new standards for tiny spaces. I wonder if these efforts will help pave the way for other cities/counties/towns to follow suit and adopt/allow smaller homes.
“New York City renters have long made a habit of sacrificing square footage to save money. Now, the government wants to help them move into even smaller spaces. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is inviting developers to propose ways to turn a city lot into a building filled mostly with micro-units of no more than 300 square feet.”