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DENVER -- Creature comforts are a must for home buyers these days. But there’s a big trend a brewing that’s turning “small” into the new “large.” They call them tiny homes.

“A tiny home is basically a mobile structure that you can live in, camp in, that’s mobile,” Denver Home Show manager Cristian Moore said.

Increased national attention and the desire to live a simpler life are just a couple of the reasons people are going puny.

Last year at the Denver Home Show, the tiny homes display was the No. 1 attraction. This year is the biggest yet with 13 homes from 13 manufacturers.

“I think it has to do with the outdoors and the nature and people being very conscience about the environment,” Moore said.

The average size of the tiny home is 200 square feet, and with a price tag of $60,000, that averages to $300 per square foot. That’s how much a luxury home costs per square foot.

Small is the new big.