Exterior Charm – Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage That You Can Have Too – Southernliving. To manage the homes tiny footprint, Ingram was meticulous with scale. When designing little homes, you run the risk of them looking like playhouses unless you take the proportions really seriously, he says. So he played to a grander scale wherever he could, including the size of the windows and the front-and-center positioning of the porch. From there, it was a matter of adding classic Southern