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Living Small Has Big Style

In Los Angeles, the small lot subdivision ordinance allows multiple detached houses on one plot. Which is how this sleek modern micro home ended up tucked away on a hillside in Echo Park. Measuring just 15 feet wide, the home includes both a home for the architect and, on the ground floor, a woodworking and welding workshop. Advertisement

A keen eye for design means this striking residence has all the style of larger homes. The style extends to the exterior, where many micro home owners get creative with their outdoor space. This functional kitchen opens onto a cozy patio complete with avocado tree.

Inside, smart organization and pared-down furnishings help keep things feeling spacious.

And the smaller size—this one is 960 square feet on a 780-square-foot lot—isn't the only reason they are leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Many homes feature passive energy features like large, treated windows. Big style doesn't mean you can't be energy-efficient.

The 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid brings that same feeling to the road. With impeccable design inside and out, the Fusion delivers eye-catching style while offering features like the available SYNC® with MyFord Touch® and available Active Park Assist. It truly embraces efficiency* with smart technology such as the next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide and a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery, while still being sleek and stylish.