Tiny home neighborhoods are slowly starting to pop up across America
By Kathryn Vasel | CNN Money
While tiny homes are still widely illegal in the U.S. because they often don’t meet zoning and building standards, some cities are changing ordinances to allow the downsized dwellings — and even developing entire communities.
Tiny homes are usually defined as those between 200 and 600 square feet (though some can be as small as 80 square feet), and can be set on wheels or on a foundation.
While they’re usually more affordable than traditional homes, the appeal isn’t strictly financial. It’s also about simplifying one’s life, and building closer relationships with other household members and neighbors.