Turn on HGTV today and chances are you might see tiny homes being featured. Not too long ago, 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 small for my liking (I have claustrophobia), I can see the attraction toward cozier cottages.
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.
While this home is small, it’s definitely more expansive than most tiny houses you see today. The trees, landscaping, and outdoor lights add to its 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 some people who are looking to simplify life.
I just adore this Southern charmer! Small house living doesn’t mean you have to reside in a boring box. Architectural elements and high-end details can be expensive. I’d prefer a smaller home that embraces unique finishes as opposed to a large, plain Jane house.
My first home was a little Sears bungalow like this, and I would move back into it in a heartbeat. Every corner of that house inside and out oozed charm. Natural woodwork and plenty of built-ins captured my heart the minute I first walked into the house.
Here’s a cool little house in the woods! Kind of like a tree house. I love all the angles of the roof and the rustic siding.
Now this house is truly tiny! The small chairs make me think it’s a kid’s playhouse.
More communities that embrace small house living are popping up across the country. Plus, our population is aging and people don’t need big houses when they’re empty nesters.
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Could you live in a tiny house – or a small house that’s under 1000 square feet?