WMUR has a quick story about a development of “tiny homes” – under 400 sq. ft. – in Dover. Here it is. When seacoastonline did a story, they called them “cottage homes” which is less sexy and probably worse for SEO but maybe more accurate. NH Business Review had a longer piece last fall, here.
This sort of thing is a good idea, in my not-so-humble opinion, although they don’t have to be quite so small. Fewer McMansions, more homes in the size of suburban homes of my youth (under 1200 sq ft,). The trouble is that developments can’t make money building them because of the price of land.
I have seen a few TV shows where people like empty nesters build a “tiny home” on their property and downsize to it then rent the larger house. Many communities do not allow the second building on the land. Perhaps these restrictions could be lessened to allow 1 tiny home on the land this would also be good for a family needing a close place but not in their home for someone needing care.