If you're wondering about the skinny blue house in the second photo, it's what they call a "spite house," built in 1830 by a man who owned one of the older houses on either side to keep horse-drawn carriages and loiterers out of the alley between the houses. Several other cities have or have had famous spite houses so there might be one in your town too. This particular house is only 7 feet wide, 25 feet deep, and 325 square feet on two stories. And yes, a couple owns it and lives in it, although it isn't their primary residence. The couple who owned it for about 25 years prior to the current owners did live there full time, as I'm sure many others have before them.
Peter and I have lived in some small apartments over the years, but nothing as small as 325 square feet, unless you include dorm rooms or something. Could you live in a house that small?
Oh, and thank you for all the sweet comments on my post on Monday. It means the world to me that I've met such awesome people through Etsy and blogging. I probably won't make it a regular habit, but if I do ever feel the need to blog about the downs and outs of real life, maybe I won't feel weird about it next time? We are all friends anyway. xo, Mary