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.