Welcome to Tiny Homes, an idea that is more popular with minimalists than with neighborhood associations and zoning boards. We'll point out the fun parts. You'll have to check out the logistics and legalities - but this one probably has a footing or two from two centuries ago.
Ah, an historic house with a gated entry, a towering palm tree, high ceilings, a French doors leading onto a private deck. That could be the introduction to a multi-million dollar estate; but instead, it is a an introduction to a house that is much easier to keep, and buy because it is only 640 square feet and is priced at $395,000. It was built in 1900, so it wouldn't be a surprise to find that it was started in 1899. It actually is easy to have a lot of space within 640 square feet when there's only one bedroom and one bath. As for the palm tree, it has had years to establish itself. The gate is chain link. The deck is private because the backyard is fenced and there's isn't another bedroom that could sneak a peek. Inside, it is a refreshingly classic with archways between rooms instead of rectangular cutouts, hardwood floors from when they were a necessity and not just stylish, and the real nod to an earlier era - bookshelves, lots of bookshelves. How big does a house have to be when you can dive into the infinity of a book?