Could you live in a home that has less than 700 square feet of living space?

After almost 42 years of marriage, Mindy and I still enjoy each other's company, most of the time, so we'd be willing to, what I call, "ultra-downsizing."

Is bigger really better? Not in our case. As my wife and I set our sights on retirement in the next 5 years, we've been talking about downsizing our living situation. She's been telling me how she could easily live in what is known as a "tiny house.So let me ask you a question. Could you live in a home that has less than 700 square feet of living space?

If you answered "yes," here are 5 homes in the Danbury area that just might work for you.



  • Photo Credit - Keller Williams Realty

    16 Vista Ave. Danbury CT

    Built in 1932 and located in the Aqua Vista Lake Community in Danbury, this 1 bedroom compact ranch/cottage home is listed for $174,200 with Keller Williams.

  • Photo Credit - Keller Williams Prestige Properties

    84 Edgelake Drive, Newtown CT

    This 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom single-family home located on the Housatonic River next to Lake Zoar in Newtown is being listed at $190,000 and contains 588 square feet of living space. 

  • Photo Credit - William Pitt Realty

    2 Beech Trail, Danbury CT

    This 1 bedroom, 1 bath single family home built in 1954 is being listed for $110,000 and is located in a quiet cul-de-sac.

  • Photo Credit - Global Realty

    1 Candlewood Park Rd. Bayberry Lane, Danbury CT

    This 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile mini-home is perfect for one adult or a married couple who still enjoy each other's company. It's been totally renovated and is listed for $47,000.    

  • Photo Credit - Keller Williams Realty

    52 Merrimac Street, Danbury CT

    This adorable 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home is being sold AS IS and is perfect for the downsizer. Built in 1960, it includes a deck and vinyl siding and is being listed at $165,000.