You know what they say: The best things come in small packages. Today, divesting of "stuff" and living simply makes total sense. Who needs 2,000 square feet of space when something hovering around 700 or less would do? Since we know you're probably shopping for a starter of your own, we thought we'd scour our listings to find the most adorable small homes for sale on the market right now. These 10 properties — from coastal cottages to small-town bungalows — are about as adorable as they come. What do you think? Which one do you like best?
This contemporary cottage sits right on Linekin Bay and offers access to Boothbay Region Land Trust walking trails. And that wood-burning fireplace — we can just imagine the cozy evenings this home's new owner could enjoy.
This circa-1966 cottage is a nature lover’s paradise. The home is surrounded by thousands of acres of woodlands in Camel's Hump State Park. If you want rustic and “off the grid,” this is it!
This sweet little cottage, coined the “doll house,” is located on Cape Cod, just steps from shoreline. An hour’s drive from Boston, this 400-square-foot home (all new on the inside, BTW!) could serve as a weekend getaway or starter home for a young professional.
Columbia, New Jersey
Nestled along the Delaware River, this circa-1850 cottage (originally a one-room schoolhouse) has been completely refurbished inside and boasts a new cedar deck and landscaped backyard that overlook the river. Cool fact: The shower stall floor is tiled with rocks sourced from the river!
This pretty pink cottage overlooks Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and is a short drive to Cape Henlopen State Park, which boasts protected shoreline and postcard-perfect views of grassy dunes, marshes and lighthouses. The open-concept interior of the home is complete with an exposed beam and tin ceiling.
Burgaw, North Carolina
Have you ever seen anything so adorable? The interior of this circa-1901 shotgun-style home has been given a modern makeover, while the exterior maintains its old-time charm (complete with metal roof). All that’s missing is the cozy rocking chair on the front porch. What we love most: You can easily walk to downtown shops, restaurants and church from this home.
To be honest, this Florida-style farm cottage is probably the prettiest home in our round-up. It sits on 20 acres of land approved for agricultural use and comes with a pole barn. A cavern system on the property may house a spring (cool, right?).
This one-of-a-kind tree house, designed by architect Gary Best, sits on six acres and features decks on each level, a screened porch and interiors that really need no alteration.
Nature at your doorstep! This modern home features plenty of windows to take in the amazing views of Tillamook Bay and the mountain range beyond. Cozy interiors include a sleeping loft, stainless appliances and recessed lighting. But we have a feeling you won’t be spending too much time indoors.
Cute as a button can’t even begin to describe this 656-square-foot home. Interiors of this circa-1924 cottage have been lovingly updated, and the low-maintenance backyard guarantees that you will do more outdoor entertaining and less landscaping. Plus, you can easily walk to the downtown from here.