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10 of the smallest homes in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on June 21, 2010, 1 p.m.
An Elm model Tumbleweed Tiny Home painted barn red.

Photo: Tumbleweed Houses

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Tumbleweed Houses

Since 1997, Jay Shafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has been living in homes smaller than most people's closets. Though tiny, these cozy, cabin-esque home designs somehow fit everything you need inside them: a work space, bedroom, bathroom (with toilet and shower) and living space. Some designs, like the Elm (pictured), include a porch so the homeowner can sit out and enjoy the open spaces.