Sioux City Journal Aug 23, 2013. Article by Brett Hayworth. Photo by Dawn J. Sagert
Dakota Dunes this ain’t.
Carter Smith, 24, has downsized after moving out of a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Vermillion, S.D. Downsized in this case means relocating into one of the smallest homes in Sioux City, fitting his possessions and two cats into 387 square feet at 1120 17th St.
“I lost a lot of space,” Smith said. “I like it. It is a good change of pace.”
Woodbury County Assessor Office records show there are eight single-family homes with less than 400 square feet of space in Sioux City. The smallest, in the 2500 block of South St. Aubin Street, is 312 square feet.
Andrea Cook’s house, at 2325 W. 14th St., is about 40 square feet bigger. She moved in two months ago.
“I just knew it was less than 500 …. This is the first time I’ve ever lived in a small house,” she said.
Cook, 48, said she enjoys the simple, one-bedroom rental home, which was built in 1925 and has an assessed value of $13,800. She’s had to use a walker since losing motor skills following a head injury, she said.…