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Five Cape Cod Towns, Five Microhomes Under 300 Square Feet

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Every Week, Curbed Comparisons breaks down what you can get at the same price point, style or size in five different Cape and Islands neighborhoods. We're feeling trendy so we're calling these cottages with under 300 sq. ft. "Microhomes."

Let's begin in South Yarmouth, at 144 Seaview Avenue, with a 270 sq. ft. cottage built in 1945. According to the brokerbabble, the property is a "Beach Cottage" since it's located ".3 mile from Nantucket Sound." First listed in October 2008 for $$89,900, a series of priceups and pricechops have brought the listing to the current $84,500.

· Listing: 144 Seaview Avenue, South Yarmouth [Zillow]
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In East Sandwich, at 376 Route 6A, we find a 238 sq. ft. cottage built in 1959. One of several available units at the Whaleback Condominiums, we chose this one cause it's unit one and there are 14 photos, which is impressive considering the size of the space. The brokerbabble keeps it simple: "Quaint doll house studio with storage loft on Cape Cod. Perfect for investment property or weekend getaway." Yours for $78K.

· Listing: 376 Route 6A, East Sandwich [Trulia]
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Out in Truro, at 168 Shore Road, we find a 288 sq. ft. freestanding cottage built in 1940. The unit has been renovated and features a deck and views of both the Provincetown Monument and Cape Cod Bay. There's also deeded beach access. Yours for $199,900.

· Listing: 168 Shore Road, Unit 10, Truro [Kinlin Grover Real Estate]
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Over in Provincetown, at 23 Conant Street, we find a unit in the west end's Capeside Condominium Cottage complex. According to the broker's listing, the cottage is 359 sq. ft., but Zillow has it listed at 234 sq. ft. We're thinking the broker is counting the "cozy sleep loft" in their calculation. Either way, this "charmer" features beadboard walls, hardwood floors, ceiling beams with recessed lighting, custom built-ins, an efficiently designed kitchen and common green space. Built in 1900, Unit 5 is yours for $265K.

· Listing: 23 Conant Street, Unit 5, Provincetown [Colwell Banker Pat Shultz Real Estate via Zillow]
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In Brewster, at 140 Millstone Road, we find a 231 sq. ft. cottage built in 1940. Located at Brewster Bayside Cottages, the unit was fully renovated six years ago and has "been a comfortable, economical year round home since." Located close to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, Nickerson State Park and Linnell Landing Beach, Unit K is yours for $86K.

· Listing: 140 Millstone Road, Unit K, Brewster [Zillow]
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