Tiny Lansing Beauty

This beauty is located in Lansing, North Carolina and features 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom packed into a charming 400 square feet. Lansing is a town in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 158 at the 2010 census. The town of Lansing was incorporated May 16, 1928. Lansing has one stop sign (a single three-way intersection at Hwy. 194 and Big Horse Creek Road).

In the early 20th century, Lansing was a very busy place, primarily because of the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (also known as the "Virginia Creeper"). Todd, West Jefferson, Lansing, White Oak, and other towns in North Carolina were regular stopping places for the train. There were some productive iron mines around Lansing that used the railroad to move ore.

In the 1930s and 40's Lansing was home to one of two cheese factories in Ashe County. Lansing's cheese plant offered local farmers a place to bring their goods instead of traveling to the county's other cheese plant in West Jefferson. Lansing High School was built in 1941 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) using very beautiful local granite stone. The Clark-Miller Roller Mill, Lansing Historic District, Lansing School, Miller Homestead, and Perry-Shepherd Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

With the financial crisis of 2007–08, the small house movement attracted more attention as it offers housing that is more affordable and ecologically friendly. Overall, however, it represents a very small part of real estate transactions. Thus only 1% of home buyers acquire houses of 1,000 square feet or less. Small houses are also used as accessory dwelling units (or ADUs), to serve as additional on-property housing for aging relatives or returning children, as a home office, or as a guest house. Typical costs are about $20,000 to $50,000 as of 2012.

In Oakland, California, Gregory Kloehn builds small houses out of found materials, for an estimated cost of $40.

Small and tiny houses have received increasing media coverage including a full length documentary and a serial television show, Tiny House Nation, in 2014 and Tiny House Hunters. The possibility of building one's own home has fueled the movement, particularly for tiny houses on wheels. Tiny houses on wheels are often compared to RVs. However, tiny houses are built to last as long as traditional homes, they use traditional building techniques and materials, and they are aesthetically similar to larger homes.

Some companies have put into motion plans to create tiny home developments.

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