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In the last few years, micro-homes have been promoted as a new, affordable, and eco-friendly housing solution to combat the increasing demand on housing industry. This movement has been informed by the global interest in downsizing, de-cluttering, and minimizing. However, the concept of compact living is not new, it began as far back as the 19th century as a counter social, cultural, and economic response to conspicuous consumerism, a desire to live more simply and as a search for freedom and individualism. As a matter of fact, micro-housing has been found historically as a part of the traditional and vernacular housing in many countries. As Jordan one of these countries, it used the environmental and functional characteristics of micro-housing approach to adapt with difficult living circumstances. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the existing micro-homes typologies in Jordan through introducing a classification framework using Jordanian vernacular homes as a case study. Hence, this study investigates empirically selected vernacular homes in Jordan to understand its typological uses. With findings from case studies, it follows a systematic approach in developing a conceptual framework for micro-homes identity as an urban ecosystem to understand its function, structure, materials, and mobility patterns towards sustainable design approach.

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Mais Radhi Al-Ruwaishedi, A. S. Tazilan, K. A. Kosman, & F. M. Sharaf. (2020). Towards A Classification Framework For Micro-Homes Typologies: Jordanian Vernacular Homes As A Case Study. GIS Business, 15(1), 452-466. Retrieved from