The concept of living in what we now call “tiny” or small houses has been around since the beginning of humankind. Caves were the first tiny houses, and as history went on, we humans came to live in tipis and cliff dwellings and cottages and cabins and living quarters on boats and other small spaces. In cities, studio apartments are popular and in the mid-twentieth century, suburbia was populated with small post-war bungalows of less than 600 square feet. In-law units and garden apartments add income to single-family homes.

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