Tiny Houses in Massachusetts

It’s fun to watch the TV shows about it, but the fact is, the idea of living in a smaller space has been around for a while, it’s only recently that people have started to take notice. Many people are considering a smaller home for financial reasons, simplified living or simply just downsizing.¬†

We’ll explore the history of this movement, what makes these spaces so appealing, and some of the challenges that come with downsizing.

So let’s dive in!¬†

If you’re ready to take the plunge into tiny living, Check out our list of the best tiny houses and small homes for sale right now!
If you’re thinking about making the switch to a tiny home or small space, but want to learn more first… skip down below, where we’ll give you some tips on how to make the most of your new living situation. From decorating to storage, we’ve got you covered!

 

Tiny Houses for Sale

Small House

SMALL

1,000 square feet
and under

Photo of a Tiny House

TINY

500 square feet
and under

TINIER

300 square feet
and under

Looking in a specific City/Town? No problem, just filter your search below.

 

These are homes under 500 square feet: 

These are homes under 300 square feet: 

Below you will find smallish homes under 1000 square feet. 

Learn More

Small Houses of the Twenties, Sears Modern Homes, Books

Researching Tiny Houses

SRG is always researching old & historic homes... and tiny homes have a history of it's own!

History

The tiny house movement has been around for quite some time. The first tiny houses were built in the early 1900s, and they became especially popular during the Great Depression when people were looking for ways to live more simply and cheaply. 

We dug through public records, and found an Old Style home built in 1846 in the heart of historic downtown New Bedford with only 693 square feet! We searched further and found another 7 homes in Boston, MA all under 700 sq. ft. built in the 1700’s and 1800’s.

 

Video: Ted Talk about the Tiny House Movement

What's the Appeal?

The tiny house movement is all about downsizing and simplicity. People are choosing to downsize their homes for a number of reasons, including environmentalism, financial concerns, and a desire for more freedom and flexibility.

One of the main attractions of the tiny house movement is that it allows people to live more simply and efficiently. Tiny houses require much less space than traditional homes, so they are perfect for people who want to reduce their environmental impact or live more cheaply. They are also a great option for people who want more freedom and flexibility, since they can be moved easily and don’t require a lot of upkeep.

Challenges

There are some challenges that come along with living in a tiny house. One of the main challenges is that you have to be really organized and efficient with your space. You also have to be comfortable living in a small space. Another challenge is finding a place to live in that has enough space for your tiny house. If you plan on building a new tiny house, You also need to make sure that the zoning laws in your area allow for tiny houses.

We came across a great blog post about this that discusses where you can put a tiny house in Massachusetts, and even has a spreadsheet you can download to see which municipalities allow them in MA. You can read the blog post here: BYB Tiny Houses.

Here’s a video that goes through some things to consider before you decide.¬†

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