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05/29/2013 04:20 pm ET Updated May 31, 2013

Want To Buy A House, But Strapped For Cash? A Tiny Home Might Be The Solution (PHOTOS)

Owning a home is the American dream. But these days, thanks to a sagging economy, it's a difficult dream to realize. Between the down payment, closing costs, maintenance and monthly mortgage payments, it's a hefty financial undertaking.

We found six people who managed to work around those obstacles by purchasing tiny homes. Small houses mean small bills, right? Moreover, tiny homes ensure a small eco footprint. Thumbs up all around.

Check out our roundup of tiny homes and the stories behind them:

1. Johnny Sanphillippo's Tiny Home
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Photo Credit: Johnny Sanphillippo

2. Andrew And Crystal Odom's Tiny Home
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Photo Credit: Tiny rEvolution

3. Macy Miller's Tiny Home
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Photo Credit: Macy Miller

4. Carrie And Shane Caverly's Tiny Home
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Photo Credit: Clothesline Tiny Homes

5. April Anson's Tiny Home
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Photo Credit: April Anson

6. Toronto's Tiny Town
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Photo Credit: Rick Madonik/Toronto Star

For more on tiny homes, be sure to flip through our slideshow of the tiniest tiny homes we've seen yet.

PHOTO GALLERIES
20 Of The Tiniest Homes In The World

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