Tiny House

The Secret Life Of Buildings: Trinity Homes

A while back we touched on trinity homes in our blog post on Philadelphia’s own stock of tiny houses. This week we decided to take a closer look at the trinity house specifically to shed some light on the origins of this unique style. The style we’re dealing with here is the trinity house, sometimes also referred to as (read more…)

Solo Listing Featured in Philadelphia Magazine

Solo Real Estate’s listing for a trinity house 228 Catherine Street, #3 was featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Trinity Tuesday” series! As the article puts it, “A large part of the appeal of trinity houses is the character of the house. They’re often on tiny side streets, and the fact that they’re so small and so old adds an inherent (read more…)

New Digs: DIY Dreams Come True in South Philly

Unlike many buyers, Caitlin Perkins was not looking for as much square footage as her budget could buy. Nor was she looking for recently rehabbed. Caitlin was looking for a house as small as possible with a sound structure, in South Philadelphia, to be her canvas. Solo found her just the place.   As a mixed-media artist, print maker, (read more…)

Tiny Houses: Less is More

While most households yearn for that extra bedroom, a laundry room, or space for a home office, some homebuyers are actually seeking less square footage.   Philadelphia actually has a long-standing tradition of tiny houses: small rowhomes originally built for factory workers that now have a whole new appeal.   Smaller homes have become an attractive and realistic option (read more…)