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Cottages on Vaughan Community of Tiny Homes

Innovative builders have been exploring a range of cutting-edge construction technologies to help reduce costs and improve efficiency. Atlanta’s MicroLife Institute touts another method for achieving the same goals: just build smaller houses.

This year, MicroLife Institute completed its first tiny homes development, Cottages on Vaughan. In Clarkston, Georgia, a half-hour drive from downtown Atlanta, Cottages at Vaughan consists of eight tiny houses. One is only 250 square feet; the other seven are each 492 square feet plus about 200 square feet of loft space. All eight cottages sit on just over half an acre of land. Read Utopia's full report on Cottages on Vaughan.