In early 2020, COVID infections increased exponentially, and the outbreak was called a pandemic within weeks. Before the end of the first quarter of the year, a state of alert was declared worldwide and a strict confinement order was applied with precautionary logic and strategic measures. Citizens had to learn to isolate themselves at home. The question is, are homes prepared to make harsh and prolonged detention bearable? Of course not, given the unprecedented situation of congestion, ventilation, distribution and packaging; and the frustration grew worse as it spread back home.
The infected person must try, by all means, not to infect others. For this reason, the most advisable thing was not to go out, not to receive visitors, cover yourself with a disposable handkerchief when coughing or sneezing, and not go to a health center unless the illness requires it, not kiss or shake hands with anyone, keep a distance of two meters from other people, wear a surgical mask to prevent the spread of cough droplets, wash clothes at 60° to 90°, use only a bathroom, whenever possible, and do not share towels or other items .
For this reason, it has become necessary to claim a home with all its protocols and personal space as a safe environment, expectations can be established as indicators to find a home for sale or rent, or even reflected in the need to continue innovating in the real estate sector. . If the trend of previous years has been to reduce the size of houses and apartments, in the face of prices that have almost always increased, and to take advantage of certain essential spaces that make a patio or garden a luxury, then the context of the pandemic has come to break these parameters of a basic architecture, which we could even call precarious.
With the advance of the coronavirus, the houses had to have other aspects such as having balconies in the case of the apartments, this to promote socialization between neighbors, because the windows become insufficient for the common aspiration of a safe and limited interaction in the process of detention. On the balcony is the lowest common denominator of these homes.
The enveloping sensation of stillness that a tiny house imposes has weakened spirits in the most difficult moments of the pandemic, and for this reason, there is a coincidence in one area: living far from the cities, given that the big thing is an option that many are shuffling in search of larger and higher quality spaces, which also ensures a lower concentration of people.
The post-Covid-19 economic recovery is considered essential to synthesize an idea of a confinement measure, which does not seek too much to prevent the spread of the virus in people or to prevent the collapse of the medical system. If this is true for medical emergencies, it should also involve a review of real estate needs; months at home has taught us that it is necessary to better condition the home environment to favor professional performance that requires a reality that is here to stay, such as remote work.