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Architects love the tiny houses, but will Minnesotans?


Will the “tiny house movement” ever be big in Minnesota? A development project on St. Paul’s East Side may go a long way toward answering that question.

The concept of downsizing to homes of as little as 100 square feet for environmental, financial, social and even spiritual reasons is gaining traction in the United States, especially on the East and West coasts, where real estate costs have become prohibitively expensive for many would-be homeowners. Fans say “tiny living” offers an alternative that challenges traditional notions of how much space one really needs and encourages living in a sustainable way.


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