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Mindy and I have actually been discussing downsizing our living situation, realizing we'd have to throw away a lot of our crap. We live in your basic raised ranch in a beautiful neighborhood in New Fairfield. I've always wondered why a family of four needs to live in a palatial mansion like this.

Candlewood Lake Palatial Mansion in Sail Harbor, New Fairfield - Credit Ethan Carey

I'm thinking the reason folks purchase a home like the one in the photo above is because they can. Most likely, they can afford to hire the contractors and cleaning staff needed to maintain the property. Am I envious? Of course not. Am I judging? Maybe a little. The point is that Mindy and I have decided we could co-exist in a smaller living space like a tiny house without killing each other. If you're thinking about downsizing, here are some tiny houses for sale in the Danbury area thanks to Danbury Patch:

  • 10 Jennifer's Way - Bethel

    This tiny home is a 640 square foot cottage with 1 bathroom and 1 bedroom on 3 acres of land. The home includes cathedral ceilings, sky lights, and a spacious kitchen. How is a spacious kitchen possible in 640 square feet? The house is priced at $219,000.

  • 5 Longview Drive - Brookfield

    This 696 sq. foot home is located in the Candlewood Lake community of Brookfield Shores. It comes with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, cathedral ceilings, and a stone floor to ceiling fireplace.

  • 45 Saddle Rock Road - Danbury

    Priced right at $99,995, this lakefront property is located on the upper Kohanza Resevoir in the King Street school district.

  • 11 Pine Trail - Danbury

    This 11 Pine Trail home has over 700 sq. feet and goes for $135,000. The cottage includes a sunroom, central AC, in a quiet wooded area.

  • 51 Lakeview Terrace - Sandy Hook

    This 51 Lakeview Terrace chalet style home is a lakefront property on Lake Zoar and weighs in at 486 sq. feet. It has a 4 person wheelchair lift to transport you and your guests directly to parking and to your lakefront dock. This cute chalet has a wrap around deck and wood burning stove.