A Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration to a growing community of tiny-house enthusiasts.
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Six years ago, designer Macy Miller was in the middle of a divorce and facing foreclosure on her 2,500-square-foot home—an experience that was emblematic of the economic downturn. Since then, however, she has become a poster child for a different cultural phenomenon, one that has gained momentum with the belt-tightening ushered in by the recession: the tiny-house movement.

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