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Just How Big or Tiny Are Seattle's Houses, Anyway?

Tiny homes are a big trend. They are an idea that is more popular with minimalists than with neighborhood associations and zoning boards. But how many houses are truly tiny? How many houses are truly massive? We unscientifically rummaged through the real estate listings to find the biggest, the smallest, and the rest in between to get some perspective on how big or tiny are homes are, and some idea about how many people are really living at the extremes.

Note: The real estate listings are far from precise. Your condo is probably not 11,164 square feet. Your house is also probably not -- square feet. But, here's the general spread with a few errant points from listings that should be edited.

Not a big surprise. Almost everyone is living in something that is between 1,000 and 4,000 square feet. There are only a few hundred houses larger than 4,000 square feet, and only a couple hundred smaller than 800 square feet. It is fun to check in with the extremes, but the reality is solidly in the middle.
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Written by Tom Trimbath