Do you remember when you were a teenager and practically lived at the shopping mall? Well, what would you do if you could actually live inside of one for real? The Providence Arcade is the oldest shopping mall in America but now has a whole new purpose. Although it was bankrupted and abandoned for quite some time, this National Historic Landmark is open for business once more. However, now the mall sells only one thing – adorable tiny homes!
Developer Evan Granoff bought the property in 2005, with the hopes that he could restore the beautiful building to its former glory. And he did exactly that! He converted the upper levels into 48 tiny apartment homes, while the lower promenade is reserved for boutique shops. No major chain stores are allowed here! The smallest units only cost $550 per month, which is a steal for downtown Providence, Rhode Island.
Minimalism and tiny homes have taken over hearts and minds in recent years. This type of “shoebox” style of living is both sustainable and super affordable. But, at just 225 square feet, could you really live inside of one? In the video below, current residents take you on a tour and show you exactly why these tiny homes are a dream come true! Wow, seeing the inside left me speechless.