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The Return to Small House Living

A Small House Make More Sense

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 for some, I can see the attraction toward cozier cottages.

Peachtree City Architects & Building Designers Our Town Plans

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.

 

Portland Architects & Building Designers Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc

This tudor style cottage reminds me of something out of a fairytale.

It has a lot of charm and curb appeal.

 

 

Rustic Exterior by Scottsdale Architects & Building Designers Swaback Partners, pllc

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!

 

Tropical Exterior by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

I just adore this Southern charmer! Small houses don’t have to be a boring box.

 

 

Traditional Exterior by Fairfield General Contractors Tallman Segerson Builders

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.

 

Rustic Exterior by Madison Architects & Building Designers Hall Smith Office_Architecture

Here’s another rustic abode. This small house might be too tiny for everyday living, but it does make a pretty cute guest cottage. Or Mother in law suite.

 

 

Traditional Exterior by Los Angeles Photographers Michael Kelley Photography

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?