Though not every participant can win the Fall 2012 writing contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Dee Williams, who downsized from a three-bedroom to an 84-square-foot house, responds to essay winners of the Fall 2012 writing competition.
Read Ritika's essay about her desire to have a smaller home as long as she can spend time with the people she lives with.
Read Rowan's essay about the sustainable dance community home she would build so she could live with her ballet sisters every day and save the planet.
Read Paw's essay about how her Burmese roots taught her that no matter the size of your home, an abundant garden is essential.
Read Chris's essay about how growing up in Kenya influenced his conscious choice to live intentionally here in the States.