SoCal small-space living: 44 homes that inspire

Couple stand outside their modern ADU in front of a pool
(Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

Small-space living doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or succumb to clutter. It just requires creative thinking.

Whether you live in an apartment, loft, bungalow, ADU — or even a trailer — living small can be an empowering opportunity for you to think big while living with less.

Southern California homes are known for their architectural variety — Craftsman, Spanish and Midcentury Modern among them. Here are some inspiring homes from our archives that are noteworthy not just for their design, but for their small footprint.