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12 reasons your next house should be a tiny one

MoneyWise Logo By Esther Trattner of MoneyWise | Slide 1 of 13: McMansions? Meh. Tiny houses -- ultra-cozy properties with just 400 to 800 square feet of living space -- have been exploding in popularity. Tiny living has spawned dedicated building companies, TV shows and even a "tiny house movement," with everyone from millennials to retirees on tight budgets choosing to swap their homes and condos filled with stuff for a much simpler and smaller lifestyle. But the realities of micro-living may not suit everyone. For every reclusive artist who loves a tiny house, you’ll find a young couple who have decided to move back to a 2,500-square-footer in the ‘burbs to raise their family. Been tempted to go tiny? Here are some reasons owners of mini houses say you seriously ought to consider it.

12 reasons your next house should be a tiny one

McMansions? Meh. Tiny houses -- ultra-cozy properties with just 400 to 800 square feet of living space -- have been exploding in popularity.

Tiny living has spawned dedicated building companies, TV shows and even a "tiny house movement," with everyone from millennials to retirees on tight budgets choosing to swap their homes and condos filled with stuff for a much simpler and smaller lifestyle.

But the realities of micro-living may not suit everyone. For every reclusive artist who loves a tiny house, you’ll find a young couple who have decided to move back to a 2,500-square-footer in the ‘burbs to raise their family.

Been tempted to go tiny? Here are some reasons owners of mini houses say you seriously ought to consider it.

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