It seems like most things are getting bigger and bigger these days. TVs, phone screens, and me during the COVID pandemic (which feels like it was forever ago now, thank goodness). But what about homes?

Well, when it comes to a house, does everyone truly need a really big one? A jumbo-sized home isn't for everyone or every couple. But, do you think you could live in a 506-square-foot house? If so, I think I found your dream home! Sadly, it's not on the market right now, but that could always change.

Have a look around

Located in Waterloo, this puppy is actually not on the market right now. It's estimated to be valued at $52,200. It has great wooden floors and charm. Built-in 1928, this home could be a great first home for a bachelor or young couple or an avid fan of the TV show 'Tiny House Nation. Wanna see it? Take a look below, and see the full listing here on

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Before we jump in, here are the full stats on this tiny house:

  • 506 sq. feet
  • One car garage
  • Built-in 1928
  • The estimated value is $52,200
  • 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom
  • Last sold in 2020 ($184.5K)
  • Located in Waterloo

Is this an actual tiny house?

Now in case you're wondering since I've thrown around the term "tiny house" if this is a tiny house, the answer is yes. Technically anything under 600 sq. feet is considered a tiny house, so if you're still trying to get in on that once-popular trend, keep an eye on this property.

Let's take a poke around the outside and inside of our Waterloo tiny house, shall we? I'd love to know what you think of this tiny home, and if you'd jump on it, or one similar, if it became available.

Could You Live in a 500 Sq. Foot Home?

Even though the home only clocks in at 500 sq. feet, there's still a lot to love here.

Gallery Credit: Johnny Marks

Small Town Iowa: Bily Clocks Museum in Spillville - Photo Gallery

No photo can do "justice" to show the true beauty of these historic clocks. You have to see them in person to fully appreciate the intricacy of each piece, along with their working and moving parts. Plus, the relaxing sounds of the chimes going off or music playing. Before you make the trip to Spillville to see them for yourself, let's take a virtual trip and see the highlights of Frank and Joseph Bily's work. (Photos taken by permission)

Gallery Credit: Shawn McKenna

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