I am a big fan of the Tiny House Movement. There are a number of great blogs out there devoted to the tiny house. Here are just a few that I have come across: 1 2 3 & 4.
Charleston seems to be ahead of the curve on this movement though. There are so many adorable small homes & businesses to be found in this city.
It would literally take forever to document all of them, there are so many.
But I have been enjoying taking photos of the ones that I happen to pass.
And it turns out I already have quite a collection.
I especially love the ones with a second story. They are so tiny it is hard to imagine how they have fit in a staircase.
These long low dwellings, which are not but one room wide, are very typical country cottages in the South.
There are also the ones that go straight back & are often called shotgun houses, because you could fire a shotgun straight through them.
But most are called Freedman's Cottages & were believed to have been built after the civil war for freed slaves to live in.
I especially love this tiny two story house tucked in between much larger & grander homes in the heart of downtown Charleston.