South Africa suffers the same problem with housing as most modern countries, that being of big fat mansions and open lawns.  Modern countries simply developed with the American Dream perspective, of owning a mansion with the white picket fence.  This idea of living out of the city and driving in everyday was somewhat of an idiotic idea.  The world literally looses billions a year on wasted natural resources of fuel and of course your very expensive irreplaceable time.  It is for this reason that people are moving back to the cities, however this comes with its own reward ratio.

To live in the city you will save money, save resources and your time, but this will come at the expense of a smaller space.  However smaller might even be better…

Compact Living Infographic - Why Small Living Might Be A Better For You

Source: CompactAppliance.com

A smaller space most certainly have it’s own benefits to a large yard (with lots of grass).  So if you love the city with it’s night life the please go check out our city living spaces.


 Written by Lizl Brink, Lizl is copywriter and designer based in Johannesburg, she is also a frequent contributor to the Mafadi blog, and as an Urban investor and rejuvenation shares a passion for urban regeneration, go check out her personal portfolio here
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