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.

5 Responses to Small Homes in Working Class Neighborhoods

  1. Anonymous says:

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

  2. Paddlevan says:

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

  3. Katie Mae says:

    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.

  4. Cindy says:

    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.

  5. Lloyd Kahn says:

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

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