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You'll Find a Lot in This Little Steel-Sided Tiny in Wallingford

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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 is an old cabin that has been made anew.

That probably isn't the original corrugated steel siding on this 1928 cabin/cottage. It has 1 bedroom and 1 bath, and 460 square feet. Imagine that, almost ninety years without an addition. They're asking $379,000 for a unique house. The steel siding manages to make the house look modern without looking industrial - as long as it doesn't rust, but even that can be appealing. The inside is clean and simple, with decisions like bookshelves in the walls that are open to both rooms. Whether you leave them open for air flow, or fill them with novels, having only one bedroom suggests there's less of a need to keep snores and such from leaking out into the rest of the house. The bathroom shelves work on the diagonal, so things like toilet paper rolls that don't stack easily can naturally drop into a corner. The outside maybe only be a 3,232 square foot lot, but they've worked it well. Even though there's more to work with, the house is tiny enough that it isn't taking up as much space. The inside and outside are made to work together with an outdoor living room, which at least works on the dry days. Around the yard are plants that are more than just greens, they are specimen plants. Check with your gardening and botanical friends about how exotic your world has become.

· 1407 N 40th St [Estately]
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Written by Tom Trimbath