Micro Houses Are the Next Big Trend in Housing

Cheaper and more efficient these tiny houses have a lot to offer.
2:19 | 05/21/14

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A lot of Americans grappling with soaring house prices high mortgage costs but what if you could build a different kind of castle. In the last few years there's been a huge spike in the percentage of tiny houses 160%. Increase. And the owners are proving the secret to happiness is simply where you find it. ABC's Devin Dwyer takes you into some tiny houses for the grand tour. The. It's the mention of Andrew and -- Morrison's dreams except they say a mansion is really a state of mind. -- exodus four months to build and the cost to build it. -- 2744. Dollars and six cents theirs is just 221. Square feet that slightly bigger than a shabby suburban. And a lot smaller than your average 3000 square foot -- mansion. Welcome to the -- The grand tour and inside their tiny home coming of the kitchen kitchen worthy of a top chef. I can do Donna Summer dancers and -- I want to this place is huge. They've got a master bedroom on one side any guest bedroom on the other their -- the latter so comfortable appear. A fireplace and plenty of storage -- that's -- hats and gloves all eighteen pairs of their shoes fit neatly beneath the staircase. There are marvels of architecture with tiny price tags enticing buyer stressed out by full size mortgages. Another benefit you can take them anywhere. How about an abandoned DC Alley it's called the -- -- -- matchbox. -- -- stents tiny home just 146. Square feet costing him about 30000 dollars. This is his bite cracked it's also his coffee table. His dad is over the kitchen and because. And behind that wall a double. -- what. Tiny living has become a growing movement. There are tiny hotels tiny apartments tiny granny flats even tiny culture clubs and if it's not for you tiny dwellers say there are lessons for all of us in living small. What do you miss the most. To be honest I don't miss much meaning clean out that -- -- -- -- might discover more about who you really are with less. Devin Dwyer ABC news Washington.

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