As the Small House Society points out, compact homes are efficient in many ways: they require less power, they require less maintenance, they require less materials to build, and they have smaller environmental footprint. Another advantage is that you can invest in land, rather than spend money building a huge home.
In the book 25 Houses Under 3000 Square Feet, author James Grayson Trulove presents a range of modern homes that offer comfortable living in less than three thousand square feet.
The 25 houses are featured with photos, architectural drawings and site plans. It’s a nice cross-section of modern homes: the houses are varied to fit the sites and to match the personalities of the owners.
The book is available from Amazon.