How to: Shrink a House

by Alex Stenback on August 25, 2006

A reader points out a great little piece in the Star-Tribune (from a few weeks back) which details a newish business in the Twin Cities whose specialty is house-shrinking.  In other words, getting all that "stuff" accumulated over the years into a smaller down-sized home or condo – think empty nesters and retirees.

Dubbed Smaller Nest, the business is the brainchild of a couple of former movie-set pro’s, whose experience has given them skills to shoe-horn big homes into little ones in record time.  From the article:

Tasks that take homeowners weeks and months, Froiland and O’Neil can
do in hours and days. It’s easy for them. Why? Credit their work on TV
commercials and films such as "Fargo" and "Grumpy Old Men." Years of
working behind the scenes on props, sets, design and whatever the movie
director wants, has honed in them just the skills needed for moving.

"We learned to see, think and move fast," Froiland said.

Good stuff.

Shrinking your House [startribune]
Smaller Nest [smallernest.com]

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Teresa Boardman August 26, 2006 at 7:01 am

Wow! I’ll bet they wouldn’t take on my house. It is already small and I deal with boomerang children who move in and out and all around and leave stuff in my house. Heck we could throw half the junk in the basement away and would still barely have room for that thingy that heats the house. :)

Duane September 19, 2006 at 7:01 am

how to shrink a blog…

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