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Small Homes

7 Benefits to Living in a Smaller Home

Lori Rochino | Posted 02.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lori Rochino

Home ownership is part of the American Dream and to some that means having the biggest house on the block. While the size of one's home is truly a matter of preference, it may not be a practical reality for many.

Why the Planet Is Doomed

Nigel Barber | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Nigel Barber

One solution to carbon pollution is a more economical lifestyle. Sharing cars, living in smaller homes, and generally saving energy are obvious ways to mitigate global warming. Will we adopt them, or will we continue with a more wasteful lifestyle?

8 Homes That Prove You Can Downsize Your Space Without Downsizing Your Style

Hometalk | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

While a big reno might not be in most people's budgets, small home dwellers can easily turn their tiny havens into the house of their dreams. Want proof? Check these darling dream houses out!

This Genius Project Would Create Tiny Homes For People Making Less Than $15,000 A Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact

Another American city is embracing the idea of small homes that'll make a big difference. The city of Portland, Oregon, is nearing approval of con...

10 Big Space-Saving Ideas For Small Kitchens

Houzz | Posted 09.24.2014 | HuffPost Home

Just because you don't have room in your kitchen for a six-burner stove, double-bowl sink or Sub-Zero fridge, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function or style.

This Tiny Home Could Make Your Happier (But There Is One Big Catch)

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

When faced with the stresses of living the typical busy life, it's nice to fantasize about getting away from it all. Perhaps an escape to the middle o...

LOOK: The Ultimate Tiny Home Is In A Dumpster

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 07.06.2014 | HuffPost Home

Tiny homes in shipping containers are so last year. For the past several months, Huston-Tillotson University's environmental science professor Jeff...

Don't Live Under A Rock -- Live On It

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 07.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

What better way to become one with nature than by building a woodland hideaway that balances right on top of it? By combining their client's need to e...

LOOK: This Tiny House Redefines What It Means To Have A 'Dream Home'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 04.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

In today's day and age it's pretty much become a standard practice to equate dream homes with McMansions and sprawling estates. However, one Californi...

Was 2013 The Year The McMansion Died?

Posted 12.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

Tiny homes are nothing new -- from a family of 4 downsizing to 168 square feet in 2008 to a Yale student building her own 144-square-foot dorm that sa...

WATCH: This Will Change Your Mind About Small Space Living

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Home

Extreme small space living tends to be a sacrifice, filled with trade-offs. A tiny house may not have a formal bedroom, but it also doesn't come with ...

Gnome Homes Mysteriously Appear In Kansas Town

Posted 08.26.2013 | Weird News

Some new residents have taken up homes in a Kansas city, and they're not paying rent. Gnome homes are appearing around the bottom of trees in Overl...

20 Tiny Homes That Are All Under 300 Square Feet

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 04.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

You'll never feel more grateful for the elbow space you have.

8 Tiny Homes With Equally Tiny Porches

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 04.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

You'll definitely need some fresh air when you live in a place this small.

4 People Live In This One-Bedroom House

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 05.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

Sometimes bigger really isn't better. That is certainly the case in this 540-square-foot home in Portland, OR that houses a family of four. It hel...

LOOK: A Home Really Can't Get Tinier Than This

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 04.02.2013 | HuffPost Home

The surprising part is that it can somehow fit more than a single person inside.

PHOTOS: A Dollhouse Built For...An Adult?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 05.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

This is a childhood dream come true.

This Family's Long Journey Will Bring Them Closer

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 01.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

Emotionally, spiritually and, yes, physically.

The Secret Behind This School Bus

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 12.26.2012 | HuffPost Home

You can "school" all of your neighbors with these diggs.

Building A 200-Square-Foot Home Brought This Couple Closer

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 11.22.2012 | HuffPost Home

And not just physically!

Why This PhD Student Chose To Live In A 120-Square-Foot Home

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

Would you?

Enjoy A Pirate's Life With This Tiny Home

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 11.01.2012 | HuffPost Home

What will they think of next?

They Moved Their Family Of Four Into 168 Square Feet

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 10.28.2012 | HuffPost Home

To live completely mortgage-free, they built their own tiny home.

Watch: See-Through Bathroom Provides Daylight to City Apartment

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.18.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

When this couple bought their apartment in Barcelona's Eixample district, it was divided into small rooms. The two architects knew they wanted to open it to let more daylight in, but rather than simply creating an open loft space they redefined the rules of privacy.

Want To Live Like A Snail?

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business

Trying to be one with nature? Living in a snail-like home might not be a bad way to start. Scandinavian architect and carpenter Torsten Ottesjö bu...