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Have you heard? Mansions are out. Micro-mansions are in. (And so are She Sheds.)

Wait, but what’s a micro-mansion?” Glad you asked. Here’s the deal.

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ESSENTIALLY, IT’S A TEENY TINY HOUSE

Think of it as 800 square feet (or less) of blissful living space, designed to help you save money, cut back on clutter and generally lead a more eco-friendly life.

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IT’S TYPICALLY ONE LEVEL

Windows abound.

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BUT YOU CAN STILL HAVE SEPARATE ROOMS

For those times when you just need some privacy. 

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YOU CAN GET CREATIVE WITH THE SPACE

Hello, lofted bedroom. We love you.

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Or get creative with an outdoor deck

BRB, grilling in the woods.

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LOCATION IS EVERYTHING

When the house is small, the real estate options seriously open up.

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AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT EXTRA AMENITIES LIKE HOT TUBS

Before you build, research your utility options--you’ll want access to water, power and sewage disposal.

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AND BATHROOMS

Yes, toilets are included in a micro-mansion. But don’t expect a double vanity.

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AND HOUSEPLANTS

They make every space better. Promise.

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BUILD WITH AN EYE TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY

This Swedish prefab home makes use of a retractable outdoor kitchen (it pulls out from underneath the stairs) to lower its overall carbon footprint.

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AND AN AESTHETIC THAT MATCHES YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

Modern + rustic = chic.

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AND WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS...PUT IT ON WHEELS

The RV of the future.

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