On St. James Pl., down behind the Methodist church, is this lovely little row of 500 sq. ft. homes. Mr. Blankenship built them as rentals. They have metal roofs and are each painted a different pastel color to make it easier to find yours, due to their otherwise being identical.
They each have a lovely small front porch that you can place a rocker on .. along with a little side-table. And the the windows are double-pane. You will notice that each small house has 2 parking spots out front.
The tenants say that they are all extremely well insulated. Which saves considerable on their electric bill. And they are allowed to keep their little dogs at home without an extra fee. Rental is under $500 a month.
The yards are of a minimal size so that the tenants don't have a lot of upkeep. Mr. Blankenship is familiar with the members of the local zoning commission, and wrote up zoning paperwork that was acceptable to them. After completion, it only took 3 weeks for them to all be rented out for the year.
These are located within a block of the downtown area. Just walking distance to the supermarket, a dollar store, several restaurants, city hall, and an art gallery. The library and hospital are within walking or bicycling distance [4 blocks]. WalMart is just far enough away to provide some logistical challenges -- bicycle with cart or taxi (according to the tenants).