These 10 Tiny Homes Could Be a Steal
By Melissa Allison
Small homes have gotten so hot, thieves are lifting them.
In recent months, bandits have made off with a 200 square-foot cabin in Canada's Yukon woods and a tiny house in Texas. The latter was recovered, and its owner now recommends a boot clamp and a hitch lock for other owners of tiny homes.
The home above, on North Carolina's Outer Banks, probably isn't going anywhere unless Mother Nature is involved. The 560-square foot house at 5021 Virginia Dare Trail North in Kitty Hawk is for sale for $250,000. The two-bedroom, one-bath cottage sits on new pilings and has a wide front deck.
See more homes that measure 600 square feet or less and aren't on wheels below.
3150 North Sheffield Avenue, Apt. 308
For sale: $159,000
Size: 600 square feet
This studio loft is a 10-minute walk from Wrigley Field and near many popular restaurants and shops. Homeowners Association fees are just $218 a month.
Located on an island in far northern Minnesota, this property includes three bedrooms spread across three small cabins that total 600 square feet. The main cabin has a living room, kitchen and "master" bedroom; each of the other two cabins is a bedroom. Separate buildings house a sauna, shower and outhouse.
Residents enjoy views of Biscayne Bay and Palm Bay Marina from this studio's entertainment area and extended balcony. A sleeping alcove big enough for a queen bed is hidden at the back of the unit.
This tiny cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains is near skiing, hiking, rivers and lakes -- and has a hot tub on the screened-in porch.
The home is small, but its spread is Texas big. It sits on nearly 24 acres between Austin and Houston and the property includes a four-acre lake.
Located in the former mining town of Gold Hill outside Boulder, this cabin was built in 1914 and has a sunny kitchen, sleeping loft and claw-foot bathtub.
A block from Jackson Square, this French Quarter condo has a kitchen and sitting area downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. It also has lots of windows, exposed brick and hardwood floors.
Built in 1850, this "micro cottage" in coastal Massachusetts includes a living room, kitchen area, sleeping loft and bathroom. And it's less than an hour from Boston.
This corner condo studio in Southwest Portland has hardwood floors, a dining room with built-ins and a gas cooktop.
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