Many neighborhoods today are planned down to the last detail, but older areas were often subdivided according to what the market at the time would bear. There are generally a few places where smaller parcels of land were deemed unusable because they need not meet the basic size of the home spaces being sold. Today’s economy is blossoming for new homeowners to find a house they can turn into a home, but for those with little to invest, building on odd lots might make their dream come true.
The size of houses for most people has grown over the last centuries, but there is now a movement to build smaller homes that are more economical and energy efficient. These tiny homes have become a way of life for some, but they are a way for others of limited means to be able to finally afford a place of their own. Building on a smaller lot might be restrictive, but it can also be a dream coming true.