This woodsy home gets a big boost from its unique deck

Published: July 13, 2016 · Updated: September 22, 2017

This bungalow makes up for its small square-footage with a full wraparound deck.

When you live in a small house, it helps if you can extend your square-footage by taking advantage of outdoor spaces. This home, located in Monte Rio, California, may only be 470-square-feet, but it’s surrounded by a large deck that’s currently outfitted with a hot tub, seating area, and barbecue—adding a lot of lounging space to the petite home. Perhaps most impressively, it was built around the property’s redwoods, incorporating the trees into the design.