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Big Things Come in Small Packages

Living in a world focused on efficiency should start with your home. Micro homes could be the answer. Just because the square footage might be small, doesn't mean these homes can't pack a bold punch.Advertisement

Many of these homes measure less than 500 square feet!

Utilizing every bit of space possible, these micro kitchens often have the same amount of storage space you'd find in full-size models.

Micro homes are pushing developers to find new and creative ways to open up the space and bring in more natural light. And the size means they are leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Many homes feature solar panels and this one is heated and cooled by just a single HVAC unit. Lightening up your life doesn't mean you can't be energy-efficient.

That same mentality extends to the road. The 2015 Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid features a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery, allowing drivers to easily switch between all-electric and gas power or a combination of both. In addition, folding seats and in-floor storage compartments make use of all available space in the Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi, while the available panoramic roof brings in plenty of natural light.

Big things truly can come in small packages.