Sometimes, really great things come in small packages, even when it comes to homes. Whether you’re looking to downsize or join the minimalist movement, a “tiny” house could be your next dream home.
Why live in a small house? Very small abodes are affordable, feature low maintenance costs, and—let’s face it—are often very cute.
Consider these little houses and bungalows currently listed for sale and averaging 150 square feet. What they lack in space, they make up for in value:
1. 13377 E 53rd Lane (Yuma, AZ)
Size: 200 sq. ft.| Price: $79,900
From the stucco exterior to the covered patio area to the adorable palm tree landscaping, this little bungalow is big on charm. It may only have a studio bedroom/living area and a 3/4 bathroom, but if you’re the traveling type, it could be a great place to call home between road trips. (In fact, the sizable lot is set up to accommodate two RVs.)
2. 5 Blackfoot Path (Gouldsboro, PA)
Size: 192 sq. ft. | Price: $14,900
Love the great outdoors? This rustic cabin located close to hunting grounds could be for you. There’s no running water or septic system, but does that matter when you’re “roughing it”? The 16 x 12 space does feature a combination living / sleeping / kitchen / dining area, as well as a shed for your hunting or hiking equipment. It’s located in an ATV-friendly community, which means you can bring your engines here and enjoy a fun weekend with your buddies. For someone who spends more time outdoors than indoors, this place can be a winner.
3. 102 Thomas Street (Frederica, DE)
Size: 192 sq. ft. | Price: $60,000
One bedroom, one full bath and air conditioning—what more does one person really need? Keep things simple and join the “tiny house” movement with this property that allows you to be a homeowner for a price equal to what owners and renters of large homes spend on monthly mortgage or rental fees, maintenance and upkeep annually.
4. 730 Big Pond Road (Huguenot, NY)
This adorable property actually includes three buildings—the main house, a separate building with sleeping quarters for guests, and an outhouse. Heated by wood stoves and connected by charming cobblestone paths and an outdoor patio area, this home offers a lot of rustic charm nestled among the trees.
5. 14918 Ashland Avenue (Harvey, IL)
Size: 106 sq. ft. | Price: $9,270
If you’ve love a good fixer-upper, this bungalow could become your next ‘little’ project. With three bedrooms, a full basement and a 1 1/2 -car detached garage, all for under $10K, this is a great bargain for someone who’s not afraid to put in a little DIY sweat equity.
* Estimated mortgage payment assumes a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at a 4.5% APR, with a 20% down payment, no private mortgage insurance, and a 1.25% property tax rate. Your mortgage payment will vary based on specific factors, such as your tax assessment and millage rate, insurance costs, and more. Calculations come from mortgagecalculator.org.