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10 Smallest Homes

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Maybe as a vacation cottage out in the woods, but not as a primary residence. My own house is about as small as I'm comfortable with.
 

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Sure if I were single with no kids. There are still some one bedroom & 2 room houses in my area from days of yore that older people, single people, and handicapped people seem to be willing to rent as soon as they become vacant.
 

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The first house we bought was a craftsman cottage that was built in 1951. It was an 850 sq/ft one bedroom one bath. It was very cool and plenty big enough for the two of us.
 

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As a vaction "home" or as a retirement home option there are many good deals to be had with smaller structures. The problem is often in finding a reasonably priced lot (with water, electric and septic/sewer) to put them on. The article largely ignored that cost saving goal since the examples offered were still very expensive despite the much smaller dwellings.

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House Plans Under 1000 Square Feet | Small House Plans

Small House that Feels Big: 800-square-feet Dream Home?

Cottage House Plan with 800 Square Feet and 2 Bedrooms from Dream Home Source | House Plan Code DHSW53967
 

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Some friends of mine are doing just that. They use to have a Big home, 5 Bedrooms 3 baths 2/12 car garage with a side room attached.. Plus he built a room in the basement with a family area. As well as all the decking. It was a raised ranch style. So he built like Upper and lower decks. Then a tier right up to his Pool deck. Had 6 kids. Now they are all grown and have their own families.

So they just want to get a little ranch style house or cottage style on 3 or 4 acres of land. Both are older and wat something easier to take care of. Also no stairs.
 

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I was drawn to the Alaskan cabin - would love a cabin of our own as a get-away in the mountains.

...but $600,000 for that 388 sqft beach house? Uh uh.
 
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