10 Homes for Sale Under 500 Square Feet
Tiny footprints can hold worlds of charm — and sometimes acreage or an island.
Five hundred square feet might not sound like much, but as rents clearly show, in some markets that’s a coveted amount of real estate. In other places, it’s plenty of space to rest your head and grab a bite after a day in the woods or on the water. And in many areas, it’s the right size for a reasonable mortgage. Here’s how it looks to live in 500 or fewer square feet around the country:
Lahaina, HI: This studio offers rich living on a budget in Maui — complete with the use of two pools, two clubhouses, two Jacuzzis and two putting greens, all surrounded by lush landscaping. For sale: $365,500 / Size: 454 square feet. See more listings in Lahaina.
Boston, MA: Just steps from Boston Common, this 1-bedroom, 1-bath home has hardwood floors, a sunny kitchen and a private deck. For sale: $379,000 / Size: 415 square feet. View more homes for sale in Boston, MA.
Semora, NC: More than 200 feet of lakeshore and a two-slip boat dock come with this cottage near the North Carolina-Virginia border. The home’s large windows offer views of the lake and 1-acre lot. For sale: $380,000 /
Size: 500 square feet. See more homes on the market in Semora, NC.
Crawford, CO: The great wide open beckons to whoever sleeps in this 468-square-foot cabin on the edge of a canyon between Aspen and Telluride. Situated on 40 acres amid mountains and valleys, the home features an aspen tongue-and-groove ceiling, built-in bookcases and electricity from charged batteries. There’s no bathroom, but a quaint outhouse was just built. For sale: $329,000 / Size: 468 square feet. Check out more homes listed in Crawford, CO.
Camano Island, WA: This beach cottage is being marketed alongside its vacation rental revenue stream. Three sets of French doors open onto two decks and an island beach. It’s been rebuilt with a new roof, plumbing and wiring. For sale: $424,500 / Size: 336 square feet. View more listings on Camano Island, WA.
Angola, IN: This treehouse with electricity, hot and cold running water and a wood-burning stove sits on nearly 44 acres in rural Indiana, alongside a 2-acre pond, a cottage that sleeps three and a large shed “for all the toys you could possibly need,” the listing promises. For sale: $395,000 /Size: 288 square feet. See more homes for sale in Angola, IN.
Annandale, MN: This lakeshore cabin in the Land of 10,000 Lakes retains all the charm of the 1930s, when it was built. Stretching along 50 feet of lakeshore, it includes a dock and a small, sandy strip of beach for relaxing around the fire pit. For sale: $229,000 / Size: 432 square feet. See more homes on the market in Annandale, MN.
New Orleans, LA: Own your own hotel room! This 1-bedroom, 1-bath home in the French Quarter features 19th-century pine floors, antique fixtures, a loft and a marble bath. For sale: $249,000 / Size: 192 square feet. Check out what else is listed in New Orleans, LA.
Tuftonboro, NH: Here’s a tiny home that comes with its own island on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee — try saying that two times fast. Once owned by Bob Montana, the creator of the “Archie” comic series, it’s a one-room cedar cottage with a large, stone fireplace. For sale: $329,000 / Size: 340 square feet. View more homes for sale in Tuftonboro, NH.
Wilbraham, MA: The barn on this property outside Springfield, MA, is more than three times larger than the cottage, and there’s a detached, 2-car garage. For sale: $475,000 / Size: 480 square feet. See what else is on the market in Wilbraham, MA.