In Kansas City, tiny house trend catches on

Kansas City tiny houses

On a recent Friday, Matt Berry and Sami Jo McFarland left for a summer in Cape Cod, pulling their dream home from the driveway.

The couple, residents of Independence, a Kansas City suburb, had spent the past year designing and building the $15,000 project. At 8 feet wide and on wheels, it’s a tiny house.

How tiny? In 2013, the average size of a new single-family home in the United States was 2,598 square feet.

Now imagine a space about 18 times smaller. Berry and McFarland are a few months from finishing their 144-square-foot tiny house whose total area will hold a kitchen, living room, bathroom and lofted bed.

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