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Tiny homes: minimalist trend or economic necessity?

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'The average cost is $46,300, while those with a foundation cost on average $119,000.' Image: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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Will tiny homes look like this in the future - smaller and more efficient but still beautiful?
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