Americans want more and bigger stuff, and they’re getting it
- Since 1950, the average new house has increased by 1,247 sq. ft. Meanwhile, the average household has shrunk by 1 person.
- The National Association of Home Builders’ "showcase home" for 2005 is 5,950 sq. ft. That’s 15% bigger than last year’s model.
- The Unabomber’s legal defense team cited the size of his shack — 10′ x 12′ — to buttress his insanity plea.
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