tiny homes

David Merritt, 56, wears his house key around his neck as he leaves his tiny home to go back to work on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Greensboro, N.C.
Lynn Hey / For WUNC

Six houses sit between some brush and a brick apartment building on Causey Street in Greensboro.  

The houses are quite small -- just under 500 square feet -- and that’s one of the reasons why they were built.