Before the economic downfall, the housing trend was leaning toward McMansions and then around 2009 a movement toward small house living was launched. You’ve probably seen those tiny houses that are less than 500 square feet in size. While that’s a little too small, I can see the attraction toward cozier cottages.
I mean, how adorable is this house? It has quality features like you see in larger homes, like a nice front porch, attractive wooden door, brick walkway, and more. I could see myself living here.
This tudor style cottage reminds me of something out of a fairytale.
It has a lot of charm and curb appeal.
The small house living movement got its start with the book Not So Big House written by Sarah Susanka. Smaller houses mean less cleaning and upkeep, which is really attractive to me.
I have always had an affinity for Cape Cod style homes.
The charm of their simplicity makes me feel like they’d be a great place to reside.
How about a little rustic cabin? It would make a great retreat for weekend getaways, but why not live here year-round too? One thing’s for sure … you’d never get tired of the views!
I just adore this Southern charmer! Small houses don’t have to be a boring box.
My first home was a little bungalow like this, and I would move back into it in a heartbeat.
Every corner of that house inside and out oozed charm.
Part of the appeal of smaller homes is that you can take the money you save on square footage, and invest it into quality details … like the stonework on this cottage set in the hills.
Here’s another rustic abode. This small house might be too tiny for everyday living, but it does make a pretty cute guest cottage.
Our final home on the tour of small house living is the largest of them all.
It has a bit of a Mediterranean vibe to it.
Which one do you like best?
To see more charming small houses, visit my Cozy Cottages board on Pinterest.