1. Santa Monica Cottage
This historic beach cottage is only 950 square feet but sacrifices nothing when it comes to style. Completely remodeled with luxurious finishes and featuring a modern, open floor plan - this house would be any beach lover's dream. The home is located in Santa Monica, California; and is listed for sale on the Partners Trust website - a real estate brokerage operating out of Los Angeles.
Full Tour: Santa Monica Cottage
2. Private Residence by Eric Shephard Architects
A guest house doesn't have to be boring or substandard. One look at the guest house featured today proves just that. Designed by Eric Shephard Architects, it's 600 square feet of pure luxury. The layout makes efficient use of every square foot and includes a living room, kitchen, one bedroom, and one bathroom.
3. Shabby Chic Cottage
This cottage decor is, as its name implies, shabby chic. Decorator Rachel Ashwell's cozy-yet-refined style is evident in every detail. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is located in Venice Beach, a hip neighborhood in Los Angeles within walking distance of the ocean. You'll be dreaming of your own shabby chic shack after you check out the full tour below.
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4. Converted Guest House
When Allison Lundeen of the blog Proverbs 31 Girl decided to change the little garage on her property into a guest house, she had a clear vision. She wanted to create a cozy and welcoming retreat for her guests, in her signature cottage style, while pinching pennies along the way. Her vision came to life with the help of the handy skills of her husband and father-in-law.
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5. The Storybook Cottage
This charming little cottage looks to have come straight from the pages of a fairy tale, and is aptly named The Storybook Cottage. Located near Nashville, it sits on eight scenic acres; and is available as a vacation rental through VRBO. The VRBO property description says it's "the perfect place to get away from your fast-paced world to find the things that matter most."
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6. 665-Square-Foot Home
This tiny and bright cabin of only 665 square feet houses a family of five. After facing economic and financial hardship, the family decided to get back to basics. They sold their home and with it went their big mortgage payment. They had a new goal to live with intention, live debt free, and live small.
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