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Reinventing the Family Home
January 6, 2021
Middlebury College professor Erin Sassin examines how American reformers and homeowners have, in pursuit of “the simple life,” attempted to reinvent the form and idea of the single-family home, from farmhouses and communal experiments to the current tiny house phenomenon.
Erin Sassin is an Assistant Professor of History of Architecture at Middlebury College.
Underwriter: Margot J. George Fund
Partner: Middlebury College and the Mellon Foundation
For more information
- Video on Levittown, NY, the first planned and mass-produced community in America
- History and timeline of the “tiny house” movement in America
- A CNBC article calculating changes in cost of living since 1940, including skyrocketing home prices