With 3,000 units, Seattle boasts the highest number of micro-dwellings in the country, Politico reports.
The growth of these tiny homes parallels the increasing demand of Seattleites to downsize, accrue less stuff, and pay less. “In Seattle, the vacancy rates are very, very low,” says Cathy Reines, president of Koz Development, who thinks these micro-units are the perfect solution for Millennials having trouble finding housing that fits their needs. “The largest benefit is the price point. [Millennials] are buying houses later, fewer have cars, they’re having children later, and this leads to growing demand for micro-housing.”