Jay Shafer does not like vacuuming or dusting or, probably more importantly, having a big footprint and using up too many non- renewable resources.
Here is is in front of one of his homes (this photo may be copywrited). His video is rather fascinating as you tour one of his houses. It includes interior shots and explanations of his concepts. He has appeared on Oprah and on numereous magazine covers.
He is not even the only person building such structures, either. Gregory Johnson, founder of the small house society writes a blog showing all kinds of people engaged in this movement and many examples of the tiny little structures. How would you host a large Thanksgiving dinner in one of these?
Well, really you wouldn't nor would that be a high priority to you.
When so many people rattle around in a 4,0000 square house with 5 bathrooms, this provides quite a contrast and a very interesting perspective on a lifestyle quite different from urban or suburban living.