Save Money Living in a Smaller Home

Save money living in a smaller home. Buying or building a small home is a great way to significantly reduce your energy use, and you don’t have to sacrifice comfort or style to do so. Learn how you can make the most of minimal space to create an efficient and enjoyable home of your own.



Learn how to save money living in a smaller home. With a total of 640 square feet, the Speed family home is just right.
Learn how to save money living in a smaller home. With a total of 640 square feet, the Speed family home is just right.
Photo by Frances Idlebrook
The Speeds, Ben, Sarina and Noah, live comfortably in their petite home, along with the family cat.
The Speeds, Ben, Sarina and Noah, live comfortably in their petite home, along with the family cat.
Photo by Frances Idlebrook
The Speeds bought the plan for home from Tumbleweed Tiny House Co., based in Sebastopol, Calif.
The Speeds bought the plan for home from Tumbleweed Tiny House Co., based in Sabastopol, Calif.
Photo by Frances Idlebrook
The details are doubly important for a small home, and the Speed’s home is efficient and attractive both inside and out.
The details are doubly important for a small home, and the Speed’s home is efficient and attractive both inside and out.
Photo by Frances Idlebrook
Thoughtful planning produced a design that is efficient and economical, as well as cheery and welcoming.
Thoughtful planning produced a design that is efficient and economical, as well as cheery and welcoming.
Photo by Frances Idlebrook
The walls are brightly colored, creating an airy and spacious feel to each room.
The walls are brightly colored, creating an airy and spacious feel to each room.
Photo by Frances Idlebrook











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