10 Small Homes for Sale That Prove Simple Living is Best

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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?

Cottage for sale in Maine

Boothbay, Maine

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. Learn more about this 597-square-foot Maine home.

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Groton CT small home for sale

Groton, Connecticut

This circa-1930 cottage is a beach lover’s dream. The home offers unobstructed water views (Groton is located on the Long Island Sound, btw), and you'll fall hard for the home's casual-chic beach interiors. Learn more about this Connecticut home.

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Farmingville, NY small home for sale

Farmingville, New York

What a picture perfect starter home! This completely remodeled home is within commuting distance of NYC, and offers two bedrooms (just right for a couple preparing to start a family). Learn more about this starter home.

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New Jersey schoolhouse for sale

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! Learn more about this converted schoolhouse.

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Delaware beach home for sale

Milford, Delaware

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. Learn more about this coastal Delaware getaway.

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pinehurst, NC small home for sale

Pinehurst, North Carolina

This home, coined "Hiddenview," dates to 1945. The home has been completely renovated, while preserving the original wood floors and doors. And that exposed brick fireplace will sure come in handy during the holiday season. Learn more about this 855-square-foot home.

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Florida farmhouse for sale

Williston, Florida

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?). Learn more about this farmhouse.

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Chicago IL small home for sale

Chicago, Illinois

Everything is new about this brick ranch: updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, energy systems and roof. We love the brick patio and the home's convenient location. Learn more about this unique home.

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Astoria OR small home for sale

Astoria, Oregon

We're going to be completely honest: This home's interiors are simply stunning. We're talking a Carrara marble walk-in shower, hickory hardwood floors, custom windows, vaulted ceilings and more. The kicker? This place is located within strolling distance of Columbia River. Learn more about this 576-square-foot home.

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Ventura, CA home for sale

Ventura, California

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. Learn more about this two-bedroom home.

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