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First look: East Point's proposed village of tiny cottages

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Renderings show variety of architectural styles

The website for a proposed tiny house community in East Point provides a glimpse at the 250 to 700-square-foot homes, which, according to the site, could be coming in early 2017.

Located on 7.7 acres near the heart of East Point and the city’s MARTA station, the venture dubbed "Eco Cottages at East Point" will be "the first tiny home community in metro-Atlanta ... and [will] have access to an array of community areas and vast green space," the website boasts.

More than 40 lilliputian dwellings are planned for what’s being billed as "a new type of community that’s a culmination of sustainable structures, new urbanism and micro agrihood.

"At the Eco Cottages of East Point," the sales pitch continues, "you instantly become part of a diverse community of like-minded individuals, and you come home to a place where everybody knows your name."

(And, they’re always glad you came?)

As Atlanta magazine recently found, City of Atlanta code prohibits new homes smaller than 750 square feet, while Gwinnett and DeKalb counties require new homes to be at least 1,000 square feet, but East Point is apparently more lenient.

In any case, the renderings for these tiny homes showcase a variety of possible architectural styles for folks interested in downsizing their living quarters.

Or in the case of the 250-square-foot options, really downsizing.