Remember when smoking was cool (if your old enough)? McMansion’s use to be cool too but that trend is rapidly changing. Small space living is back in vogue for many reasons. The Charmer isn’t a tiny home, but she is small, 1,182 square feet. When I purchased her, as a single woman in 1987, I paid $78,300.
Smaller homes generally cost less and require less maintenance than larger ones. A small house consumes fewer natural resources in construction and requires less energy for heating and cooling. But perhaps the most compelling reason for going small is that it feels good. People who live in small, well-designed houses say their homes feel cozier, and they love having everything they need within reach.
House Beautiful shared some great tiny homes that are on the market for less than $100,000. Think how much freer life can be living small!
Maple Falls, MA
A charming home, 393 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath for less than $40,000.
Located on a wonderful wooden lot. Click here for more information.
A winter retreat, 700 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, less than $24,000.
What a lovely fireplace and has an open space feel.
Seriously, this home is so cute! 740 square feet, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, for less than $80,000.
The whole house is is oozing with charm! I have to say I’m tempted on this one!
Sugar Loaf, CA
A year round cabin, 552 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, less than $92,000.
Even has a real stone fireplace.
A rustic home on a wonderful wooden lot, 335 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, less than $45, 000.
The entire interior is gorgeous pine.
This is only a sampling of tiny homes that are on the market. Living large in a small home is possible, I know, I do it every day. Small homes offer a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Did any of these home appeal to you? Do you live in a smaller home?
“A home has to have a spirit,”. “It has to have its own presence—something you can settle into, that you can be quiet in. Henry Mann