Tiny Houses: A Full Life on a Smaller Scale

Tiny homes and micro apartments have drawn cult-like fascination in recent years. They cost less, and use a fraction of the energy of the average U.S. home. See how people are finding comfortable, functional ways to downsize, from sleeping lofts above the kitchen to murphy beds that fold right down onto the dining room table.

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