TINY HOUSES FOR LITTLE MONEY
Could you live tiny? The tiny house movement is taking the country by storm, with more and more Americans becoming intrigued by the idea of downsizing to the extreme. Just turn on the TV and watch "Tiny House Hunters" or "Tiny House Nation" to see how living with less has become a big fascination in the past decade.
The average size of the American house is about 2,600 square feet, according to The Tiny Life. Tiny homes, as the name suggests, are a fraction of that size -- about 100 to 400 square feet. Two in five owners of tiny homes are over age 50, research from The Tiny Life shows, suggesting that retirees and empty nesters are taking downsizing seriously. But perhaps the biggest draw for some may be the mortgage factor: 68 percent of tiny homeowners have no mortgage, compared with 29.3 percent of all U.S. homeowners.
No doubt about it, tiny homes cost less. Here are 19 intriguing tiny houses across the country selling for $20,000 or less. Take a peek and start dreaming small.