House/garden, Home improvement, Reality
Drawn to the prospect of financial freedom, a simpler lifestyle, and limiting one's environmental footprint, more buyers are opting to downsize -- in some cases, to spaces no larger than 400 square feet. On this series, the homes have another unique quality: they are constructed to feature enviable views. Set in such idyllic locations as Tulum, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colo., the little houses are tricked-out with reflection pools, greenhouses, indoor/outdoor kitchens, lots of multifunctional furniture and, of course, observation decks to soak in the sunsets. The featured builds include those by professional contractors as well as DIYers.