AARP
Plus: Take Our Tiny Tour
October 12, 2016  
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Could You Live in a Tiny House?
Very small homes can provide big opportunities for people of all ages — and the cities, towns and rural communities where they live.
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Take a Tiny Tour
Our photo album shows how it's possible to live large in a small space.
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Livability News & Notes
Aging-Friendly Architecture — A new master's degree program for interior design teaches a neuroscience-informed, "preventive, proactive, person-centered" approach so housing can better serve people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal ►
Trainers of the Lost Arts — The American College of the Building Arts is the only school in the U.S. to offer a bachelor's degree in traditional building trades such as architectural stone, carpentry, forged architectural iron, masonry, plasterwork, and timber framing. Source: CityLab ►
The State of the Nation's Housing: 2016 — "The record number of renters paying more than half their incomes for housing underscores the growing gap between market-rate costs and the rents that millions of households can afford."
Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University ►
Events, Resources & More
The Not So Big House — Architect Sarah Susanka talks about creating homes for the way we really live. Read the Q & A ►
Improving How and Where We Live — Mayors nationwide are working to improve the availability of housing that's safe, affordable and accessible. Learn More ►
HomeFit Worksheets — Our nine customizable checklists can help make where you live a better (and age-friendlier) fit. Available in English and Spanish ►
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