Sometimes less is more. Such is the case with the "tiny house movement," seen everywhere from enterprising local companies to reality TV. To see how the trend is faring in Austin, Point2 Homes rounded up the five smallest, move-in-ready homes on the market right now.
Among these five tiny homes you'll find standout similarities. Most are located in East Austin, and all five feature two bedrooms, one bathroom, recent renovations, and less than 800 square feet of space.
1. 1209 Salina St.
The tiniest house on the market is a 600-square-foot cottage previously featured on CultureMap. Originally built in the 1930s, the East Austin structure was completely gutted, including new electrical, plumbing, and insulation. The refreshed space is part of a three-condo regime, but you'd never guess it. The interior may be small, but the home offers a huge yard with a deck for $324,900.
2. 2513 E. Ninth St.
The first thing you'll notice about this 699-square-foot home is the brilliant blue paint job. The inside has been refreshed with granite countertops and new flooring, among other updates, and the asking price of $309,900 takes into account its very popular East Austin locale.
3. 1013 Lott Ave.
This east side house clocks in at 720 square feet and offers the most bang for your buck of the featured homes. Priced at $215,000, this home has a huge backyard; a remodeled kitchen and bathroom; and new cabinets, fixtures, and stainless-steel appliances.
4. 5408 Harmon Ave.
This 720-square-foot abode, listed for $279,900, is located in the Ridgetop neighborhood near Hyde Park. The home's period-appropriate renovation highlights gleaming hardwoods, black-and-white tile, and retro built-ins that maximize the space.
5. 1910 E. Second St.
This 754-square-foot home in the Holly neighborhood was built in 1925 and features tasteful (but not too modern) updates. Perks include a shady lot, hardwood floors, and exterior stonework. With an asking price of $450,000, the East Second Street domicile is the most expensive of the tiny homes.
These homes are pretty tiny, but they aren't the tiniest digs on the market. That title goes to a West Campus condo: For $144,900 you can own this 376-square-foot space.