Small Cozy Cottage Style Houses

I have always loved small, cozy places and cottage style decorating. Maybe you have heard of the Tiny House Movement.  According to TheTinyHouse.Com the typical American home is around 2600 square feet and the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet. In fact, in 1950 the average American home measured just 983 square feet. By 2004 that average had grown to 2,340 square feet and the number is still growing. But is bigger really better? HGTV has two shows dedicated to tiny houses: Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House Builders.  I recently came across a great article about organizing RV kitchens that has lots of good advise on living small. I love small, just not sure if I would like tiny.  Here are some examples of small (not tiny) houses:

This adorable Garden Home Cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.

Southern Living

This lovely cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Southern Living

This attractive cozy cottage has just 1200 square feet.  This is what I consider a small house.

Architectural Designs

This little cottage boasts just over 800 square feet.

Ross Chapin

This cute little cottage has just under 1500 square feet.

Coastal Home Plans

I love this cute little Cape Cod that has just over 900 square feet.

Family Home Plans

It's hard to believe this cute little house has 1800 square feet.

Southern Living

This cute little house borders on being tiny at just 557 sq. ft.  What do you think? Could you in a space this small?

Tiny House Talk

Do you have a favorite?  I think mine is the cute little Cape Cod.

I recently came across this saying and thought it was so cute.

Susan Newberry Designs

Next time we'll look at some small house interiors.

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