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Are tiny homes the next big thing?

Posted September 5, 2014 10:34 p.m. EDT
Updated September 5, 2014 10:35 p.m. EDT

— Are tiny homes the next big thing? A new trend across America is prompting those looking to downsize to live in close quarters, some as small as 120 square feet.

Wishbone Tiny Homes, a family-owned company based out of Asheville, is working to create a more versatile dwelling on a scale they say reflects the needs of the next-generation home buyer.

Gerry Brown and his son Teal have worked together since 1981. Most recently, the father and son team have focused on building portable, tiny homes.

"People who are interested in this just want to get rid of their stuff. They want to downsize," said Teal Brown.

According to the Wishbone Tiny Homes website, prices for a portable, tiny home start around $25,000.

Anyone interested in taking a peek at a terrifically tiny home can head to the Downtown Raleigh HomeShow at the Raleigh Convention Center. The show runs through Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online.