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Living small in Baltimore: A redesigned 500-square-foot rowhouse in Pigtown strives to make less more

Living small in Baltimore: A redesigned 500-square-foot rowhouse in Pigtown strives to make less more

Tiny homes are giving new meaning to the phrase "less is more."

The less square footage, the fewer things you own, says Greg Cantori, a volunteer tiny-house consultant for Baltimore nonprofit Civic Works. The fewer things you own, the less "junk purchases" you make. And fewer such purchases free up time and money.

"We spend so much time buying, moving around our stuff," he said. "That's time that could be better spent with family, with friends, learning something."

The tiny-home movement is gaining traction nationwide, thanks in part to TV shows like HGTV's "Tiny House Hunter," which follows people looking to downsize...

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