U.S. No Longer Has the World's Largest Homes

McMansions are often thought to be a U.S.-only problem, but Australians have the largest homes in the world, with houses in the state of New South Wales averaging 262.9 square meters (around 2800 sq. ft.).

From the Courier Mail in Australia: "Data commissioned by CommSec shows the Australian house has grown on average by 10 per cent in the past decade to a record high of 214sq m, three times the size of the average British house."

In the United States, the average home size of new construction fell 7% in the first quarter of 2009 to 2,065 ft.

Full Story: Australians have the world's largest houses

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