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10 of the smallest homes in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on June 21, 2010, 1 p.m.
A Cypress model from Tumbleweed Tiny Houses

Photo: Tumbleweed Tiny Houses

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A truly 'eco' abode

From energy expenditure to building materials, living in a smaller house is one of the best ways to reduce your ecological footprint. Giving up the luxury of space and living more minimally isn't always easy, but it does come with a few perks: fewer possessions, bigger skies and open spaces! Plus, a smaller house makes it easier to cozy up to your loved ones. Here are 10 reminders that bigger isn't always better.