Say what you will about tiny homes, the reasons behind their increasing popularity are pretty solid: Small houses are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and they also offer more privacy than your average apartment.
Micro-spaces are especially popular with eco-conscious homeowners invested in consuming less—a stark contrast from their McMansion-buying counterparts of years past. A tiny home pretty much guarantees less electricity and water will be wasted, which is always a good thing.
These mini-houses are from all over the U.S. and they're selling for a fraction of what a regular home would cost. Even if you're not up for the challenge of moving into one, they'll at least inspire you to imagine a reality that's less focused on accumulating stuff and more focused on living.
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