Living in a small space isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for some people there's huge appeal.
As the country's appetite for tiny houses continues to grow, opportunities to downsize are increasing in the Highlands.
One tiny house at Exeter, which is 4.2m long by 2.2m wide by about 4m high, is on the market for $55,000.
Moss Vale residents Lisa Lick, her husband Steve and daughter Georgia built the dwelling as a family through their businesses Steve Lick Timberworks and Tiny By Design.
While tiny houses have become a popular fixture in lifestyle TV shows in the last few years, the family jumped on the bandwagon a decade ago and started building their tiny house six years ago.
The process required a lot of research and experimenting with different building materials.
When the family started to construct the house, there were no tiny house trailers so they decided to improvise with a car trailer.
They modified the trailer and built the tiny house from the ground up.
The family also prioritised recycled and local materials during the process.
They used a range of recycled materials to build the house, including stained glass for some of the windows.
The builders also used Styrofoam as an experiment for insulating the floor.
The floorboards came from a house that was demolished in Bundanoon.
Mrs Lick said the tiny house lifestyle was appealing for people in many situations.
"The housing market is so difficult to get into for young couples now. It's seen as a viable alternative," she said.
"You can either live in them until you can transition or it can be good for people who want to travel.
"They're suitable for teens who want to transition out of home and still want to be near home so they're independent.
"There are a lot of uses for the 'tinies', they fill a gap in the market I think."
The family has hosted open days and inspections for the tiny house, which has resulted in a steady amount of interest from prospective buyers.
Mrs Lick said she anticipated there would always be a market for tiny homes.
"They're very popular at the moment but I don't know how sustainable [the trend] will be. I think it'll settle into a niche," she said.
"There's always going to be people who want to downsize."
The Exeter tiny house features a 15-amp caravan plug-in, a loft-style bedroom, a gas cook top in the kitchen area, a camping fridge-freezer and a provision for gas hot water.
In the bathroom there is a composting toilet as well as a shower which is lined with a chequerplate and has a removable cedar wood bath mat.
There is also ample space saving features, including a retractable dining table as well as book shelves and a wardrobe under a set of stairs.
The house is an on-grid tiny house as it is connected to water and power mains, however some dwellings can be built for off-grid lifestyles.
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The cost of buying a tiny house can range from $50,000 to $100,000, depending on the size and other factors.
Their owners can also make a tidy profit if they are listed on holiday rental websites.
Websites Unyoked and In2thewild Tiny Holidays specialise in tiny house holiday letting.
The listings are also popular on traditional holiday letting websites such as Airbnb and Stayz.
One tiny house owner in Robertson has listed their property for $329 per night and sold it as a "completely off-grid" experience.
Meanwhile a Bowral tiny house owner lets his property to holidaymakers for $160 a night, and has boasted a "completely self-contained" place surrounded by "beautiful gardens".
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There are several steps you need to go through before you can begin your new lifestyle, including gaining approval from Wingecarribee Shire Council.
A Wingecarribee Shire Council spokesman advised people to call the council on 4868 0888 to discuss their individual needs.
"What we advise for people investigating [living in a tiny house] is to call, ask to speak to the duty certifier and discuss their individual circumstances as well as any particular arrangements," the spokesman said.
Approval will depend on a range of factors, including whether the tiny house is a principal or secondary dwelling, or if it is a temporary or permanent arrangement.
The answer will also depend on where the tiny house is be located.
The spokesman said there was a small increase in inquiries about tiny houses.
"There's definitely been more interest as the concept grows," the spokesman said.