Many of us who are advancing in years (like yours truly – now in his seventh decade) are looking to downsize to a home of modest proportions to reduce heating costs and the trouble of maintaining a larger property.
In addition the chance for a move opens up the opportunity to design a home and locate it in a part of the world that until now we could only dream of.
Alternatively if you are still working or simply do not want to move to a totally new place away from family and friends you might just be looking for a nice cosy small home for a couple of weeks or months.
To try and wet your appetite I have prepared a collection of enticing small homes which illustrate the prizes available to those who are prepared to explore.
Many of these properties can actually be rented so where possible I have tried to include details in case you want to investigate (and as a thank you for the courtesy of permitting me to use their pics).
I hope you enjoy this small selection – perhaps it will give you an incentive to examine further what is possible in the downsizing arena (just click on the pics to see high definition versions).