The Newest Cottage Industry

The Newest Cottage Industry

The Wall Street Journal
The Newest Cottage Industry

In Indianapolis, developer Casey Land learned of the small home developments in an industry magazine and hired Mr. Chapin for a 21-cottage project. The houses  will range in size from 875 to 1,600 square feet. At first, Mr. Land says, his  bankers were skeptical, especially those living in 3,000-square-foot homes.  “We’re all downsizing,” he says. “It’s tough to do, but we’re all getting  there.” He predicts the social life will be a stronger draw than square footage.  “These days, we drive to the house, open the garage door, go in,” he says. “But  it’s important to get to know your neighbors. I think people miss that.”

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