It's true that what qualifies as very small in Atlanta — a metropolis built on plentiful space — would be downright cavernous elsewhere. Still, no matter where you are, living comfortably in a standalone home that's less than 1,000 square feet takes some creativity, especially for non-claustrophobic families. Atlanta isn't exactly swimming in tiny houses, but they do exist, even if they don't quite qualify as micro, per se. They can be had for as little as $15,000 (have your contractor ready) or around $200,000 for move-in-ready properties in popular neighborhoods. After the jump, we've mapped out a random sampling of five homes under 1,000 square feet, in five different neighborhoods.Read More
Range of Tiny Home Listings Dot the Atlanta Landscape
Listed for $179,900, this quaint Victorian bungalow bursts with original details on the cusp of Cabbagetown and Grant Park. Built in 1920, it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms across 932 square feet — and ever-important, off-street parking. It's touted as being move-in ready, with the bones for an expansion.
West End Fixer-Upper
Sure, this West End bungalow from 1950 is in yikes! condition, but it costs $15,000 and includes a wooded, private lot. It has 936 square feet and, as the listing agent alarmingly admits, “some discoloration.”
This charming, 948-square-foot bungalow in Ormewood Park is the priciest of the bunch at $219,900, but it’s beyond move-in ready, for those who can live compactly. Built in 1946, it retains old-school architectural accents while incorporating updates like butcher-block countertops. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom and driveway parking.
The listing for this $79,000 home in Southwest Atlanta screams that it’s “being renovated and on the Beltline!” Built in 1948, it has two bedrooms and 882 square feet, with a sunroom and fireplace. The overhaul, they promise, “will be complete on or before closing.”
Kirkwood Corner Lot
This 1937 fixer-upper in the “HOT Kirkland neighborhood,” wherever that is, offers 964 square feet on a corner lot, per the listing agent. Highlights include the large yard with mature landscaping, a full basement and “hardwoods beneath carpet.” Sold as-is, of course.