Tiny Homes take Hold

July 7, 2011
Jewels Hall-Payne (L) and Molly Hall-Payne (R) stand next to their tiny home in Eaton. Photo: Susan Glairon.Jewels Hall-Payne (L) and Molly Hall-Payne (R) stand next to their tiny home in Eaton. Photo: Susan Glairon.
Jewels Hall-Payne (L) and Molly Hall-Payne (R) stand next to their tiny home in Eaton. Photo: Susan Glairon.

While the 1980s introduced luxurious large homes for middle-income families, the tide is turning, in a big, or rather, small way. Across the country tiny homes are being built, some as small as 65-square-feet. Many are vacation homes, tiny cabins set on a choice piece of land, but some homeowners have turned to tiny homes as their primary residences. The trend is called the Small House Movement and KRCC producer Susan Glairon went to Eaton to visit the owners of one tiny home.