Tiny Houses: perhaps taking “downsizing” one step too far

Thinking of downsizing? Attracted to the idea of a smaller space with less maintenance, lower cost to heat, and fewer corners to accrue clutter? These 10 houses are perfect for your tiny-space-loving spirit. Did we say small? Some of these cleverly designed sugar shacks are less than 80 square feet. Total!

With the tiny house movement growing and new-home square footage shrinking, small is the new big. Click here for the entire story, and 10 incredibly small homes from HouseLogic.com

What you give up in floor area you’ll gain in self-sufficiency with the winged ZeroHouse. That balcony roof is actually a solar panel that powers the house for up to a week when sunshine fails. A 2,700-gallon cistern gathers rainwater for bathing, and a composting toilet turns waste into usable compost. Triple-pane insulating windows help keep the ZeroHouse warm in winter.

What you give up in floor area you’ll gain in self-sufficiency with the winged ZeroHouse. That balcony roof is actually a solar panel that powers the house for up to a week when sunshine fails. A 2,700-gallon cistern gathers rainwater for bathing, and a composting toilet turns waste into usable compost. Triple-pane insulating windows help keep the ZeroHouse warm in winter.

Tiny house ownership shouldn’t put the kibosh on entertaining. This motorized bed zooms to the ceiling with the touch of a button, making it a space-saving storage solution that carves out room for your guests.

Tiny house ownership shouldn’t put the kibosh on entertaining. This motorized bed zooms to the ceiling with the touch of a button, making it a space-saving storage solution that carves out room for your guests.

The micro compact home fits a kitchen, dining table, TV, double bed, storage, shower, and high-tech toilet into its diminutive dimensions. The anodized steel siding covers polyurethane wall insulation to keep this cubistic hovel toasty in cool temps.

The micro compact home fits a kitchen, dining table, TV, double bed, storage, shower, and high-tech toilet into its diminutive dimensions. The anodized steel siding covers polyurethane wall insulation to keep this cubistic hovel toasty in cool temps.

 

About Sutton Lipman

Sutton Lipman Costanza is a native Nashvillian and a second generation REALTOR. She is excited and proud to be a part of The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty team. Sutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University. Before selling real estate, she worked at Centerstone, a community-based behavioral health care organization in Nashville. In her free time, Sutton enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, practicing Spanish, knitting and playing tennis. sutton.lipman@sothebysrealty.com or 615.438.6149
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