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This Unfinished Tar Paper Tiny House Awaits Your Final Touches


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.

A tiny house dream! It must be a dream because the reality is that there's a lot of work to do; unless, of course, you like that tar paper look. Maybe that's a good burglary defense: don't even look like it is occupied. With a spacious 144-square-foot plan, which is about 50% bigger than some tinies, tiny house owners are minimalists by necessity. This one is the same size that some live-aboards have dealt with for decades. Good news, this won't sink - though it could get a flat.

Some tiny houses are built as curiosities, some for an extra room or studio, some for debt-free living, this one was built to ease a cross-Cascade commute that became moot. Because it is unfinished, it is also an opportunity. Finish it to meet your needs, your style, and your zoning. The hard work of erecting the structure is already done.

At $8,000 o.b.o. here's a house for less than some people spend on their hobbies or landscaping. Finding a place to park it may not be too hard. Finding land where you can live in it may be a big harder. Good thing it is on wheels.
Written by Tom Trimbath
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