How About a TINY Home in the Hamptons?

Here is that enchanted 'Tiny House' that is sweeping the country as a second home option. It is adorable and artistically styled – in a beautiful setting -with a separate artist’s studio. Waking distance to bay beaches and a short distance to Sag Harbor Village and shops and restaurants. Keep as is – add on- or build your next version of the perfect beach house. Just listed.

The Hamptons - one of the most celebrated resort areas in the world - is renowned for the strength of its luxury real estate market. Brown Harris Stevens is the leading real estate firm offering North Haven homes for sale, waterfront estates, North Haven summer rentals, vacant land, investment and commercial properties. We also offer every type of property on the North Fork, known for its dramatic waterfront properties, vineyards, open farmland and quaint villages. Our experienced agents are expertly qualified to assist with navigating through the many choices associated with buying, selling or renting Hamptons real estate and North Fork real estate. Brown Harris Stevens is the exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate in the Hamptons, the North Fork, New York City and Palm Beach.

Smaller homes are less expensive than larger ones in terms of taxes and building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs. In addition to costing less, small houses may encourage a less cluttered and simpler lifestyle and reduce ecological impacts for their residents. The typical size of a small home seldom exceeds 500 square feet. The typical tiny house on wheels is usually less than 8 ft by 20 ft, with livable space totaling 120 square feet or less, for ease of towing and to exempt it from the need for a building permit.

Small houses may emphasize design over size, utilize dual purpose features and multi-functional furniture, and incorporate technological advances of space saving equipment and appliances. Vertical space optimization is also a common feature of small houses and apartments.

As small houses may be attractive as second homes, their increased utilization may lead to development of more land. People interested in building a small home can encounter institutional “discrimination” when building codes require minimum size well above the size of a small home. Also, neighbors may be hostile because they fear negative impacts on their property values. There has also been opposition based on this fact, due to concerns about increased taxes.

The financial crisis of 2007–08, fueled the growth of the small house movement. For thousands who lost their homes due to foreclosure or unemployment, tiny houses became an attractive option. With their low cost and relative ease of construction, tiny houses are being adopted as shelter for the homeless in Eugene, OR, Olympia, WA, Ithaca, NY and other cities. Communities of tiny houses can offer residents a transition towards self-sufficiency.

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