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Obviously we’re all well aware that tiny homes didn’t originate with Jay Shafer, but it’s cool to see some vintage photographs of tiny living!

Our reader, Liz, sent us these photos of women and children living in shacks (that look quite similar to the tiny houses of today!) while their husbands felled timbers and milled wood to build their own homes in Jackson County, Alabama. This was part of the “New Deal” attempts to resettle farmers who had lost everything in the Great Depression.

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Tiny Homes of Yesteryear: Skyline Village

New Deal Era Tiny Homes in Jackson County, AL 3

Images via Alabama Pioneers

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