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    A guest register and information on property rentals are seen on a kitchen table at a tiny house in Croydon, N.H. Tiny houses have caught the public’s attention as the subject of TV shows and documentaries. Popular websites entice audiences to ogle at small houses in bucolic landscapes. Some cities are exploring tiny houses as a tool to fight homelessness.

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    Sunlight illuminates the bedroom loft of a tiny house rental in Croydon, N.H.

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    Shane Lentz and wife Hilary, of Pittsburgh, leave the tiny house they rented for a weekend, in Croydon, N.H. As the tiny house phenomenon sweeps the nation, Harvard's Millennial Housing Lab thinks a tryout is in order for people toying with radically downsizing their lives. Its new "Getaway" project gives the curious an opportunity to spend a night or two in one of three tiny houses and get a feel for the lifestyle before taking the plunge.

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    The kitchen and bathroom area are prepared for guests at Getaway. Despite the Lentzes' concerns, the cramped kitchen had plenty of space to prepare a spaghetti dinner.

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    The Lentzes signed up for a rental as soon as they heard online about Getaway. They spent the weekend in a wood-paneled house the size of a shipping container, powered by solar panels. The only water came from a 110-gallon tank. Its composting toilet required a spritz of water from a spray bottle after use.

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    After their stay, Hillary Lentz said, “It was very comfortable. I was pretty surprised. I didn’t feel that closed-in feeling, even up in the loft.”

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