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Small Homes in Working Class Neighborhoods

I think small homes like these are a timely option these days. Working class neighborhoods (for lack of am better term) where people move in and give TLC to modest, inexpensive little houses. These are in Richmond, Calif., a city not exactly favored by those who want everything to be exquisite. I saw a block that looked alive today, with trees and what looked to be well-tended (by owners) small homes. 
   There was a 500 sq. ft. limit in our Tiny Homes book. But there's another whole category of small—not tiny—houses. Say max. 1200 ft. Maybe more realistic than tiny homes for most people.


Anonymous said...

haha - the first one was designed/built by someone without a knowledge of which way water flows

Paddlevan said...

Glad you included those of us who recycle Houses from the 50"s 1040 sq feet and proud

Katie Mae said...

I've always been attracted to these types of homes. I look at the tiny home boom and see a bunch of Tyvek and plywood. Cool that people are go-getting with building their own homes, but look at all these lovely bungalows waiting for young couples to nail down some salvaged hard wood floors. Like a really soft well-worn shirt from the thrift store, as opposed to a a hand-sewn one with fabric from Joanne's.

Cindy said...

My 1068 sq ft house was built in the 1920s and remodeled in the 1930s. It was later moved into town and served as the office for a cotton gin. Thirty years later, it was moved again, and now it's mine. It has lots of character. It's not a McMansion, and that's just fine with me.

Lloyd Kahn said...

Cindy -- you there? Got an email address? (For our next book.)

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