There is a trend across the nation of downsizing, even your house.

With costs of new homes being what they are, it is one of the largest investments you will make in your life. What if you could cut that cost down to say, what a new car costs. Now I live in what you could call a little space, and for 1 person not to bad. You add a family in the mix, might get a little crowded.

But all that aside, they are still growing in popularity. Most are small enough, you can put them wherever you want to. Most are on wheels, so you can pick up and go. Solar panels give you the ability to go off the grid.

The site curbed.com has a list of 5 of these tiny homes that might make you take a second look at them. The largest home they list, 269 square feet. You read that right. But the costs of them, literally about the price of a new car. You can customize 1 model to a size you like, but they are small. Check out the site curbed.com to see the pictures and prices.

I would imagine your electric bill would be almost nothing, but just make sure you can see the sun. They have living areas, dining, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. It is still a house, just smaller.

So I encourage you to check out the site curbed.com. Take a look at them and see if you could make one of these tiny houses work. Who knows, it might be just the right size for that house on the lake you want