Welcome to Tiny Homes, an idea that is more popular with minimalists than with neighborhood associations and zoning boards. We'll point out the fun parts. You'll have to check out the logistics and legalities - like, which do you prefer, septic or sewer? If you buy you must choose.
Are you ready for some projects? Do you have simple expectations? Can you fit all of your stuff into 570 square feet? For $100,000 you get a 1942 studio style house with a lot of opportunity, and a lot of upgrades waiting to happen. Considering the price, you're more likely to have money for that budget. First, decide what you're going to do about that bathroom. It may be fine, but it needs to be hooked up to a working septic or sewer.
Improvements will be easy. Anything you do is likely to improve the appeal. A bit of paint, trimming the tree back from the house, planting a few ornamentals, replacing the brown carpeting, it is time for this house's makeover. Blog about it and create an internet reality show.
Tiny houses have been around for a long time. This one is 73 years old. It should be collecting a pension. It is a tidy little space, which is coming back in style. No, really. It just needs an owner who doesn't mind getting dirty and maybe filling a dumpster. But, really, being able to flush should be high on the list.
· 10418 1st Ave SW [CB]
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Written by Tom Trimbath