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. Usually you'll have to check out the logistics and legalities, but this one is legit. No wheels involved.
How do you make a 7,800 square foot lot look big? Put a tiny home on it. How do you make it appealing? Make sure the lot is within walking distance of a lake and a National Park. How do you make it more appealing? Price it for less than a high end BMW.
This 384 square-foot cabin doesn't have to use real estate euphemisms. It's a cabin. The walls are made of big chunks of wood. No need to guess what's between the exterior and interior walls, just lots of dead trees piled up - nicely. It's only one floor, one bedroom, and one bath. Duh. There isn't room for anything else.
What makes it more distinctive? It's next to one of the most popular National Parks in America! Olympic National Park is over 1,400 square miles of nature. What else is necessary? Surely something in there will interest a person who wants to live in a cabin.
Lake Cushman is an 8-mile long, 4,000-acre lake that reaches into the Park. That's more than enough for views, fishing, and boating. There's a resort and a winery in the neighborhood, relatively speaking. But maybe the idea is to get away from stores and crowds.
The cabin itself is iconic. Your basic rectangle with a peaked roof that kids draw when they're in art class. One of the relaxing elements is that there's nothing startling about it. Except for those green curtains. They are certainly green. Aside from the window dressing, the cabin isn't some architect's avant garde statement trying to intrude on your life.
The lot, the land, and the forest can't be ignored. The trees are tall (and are also called firewood) and there's plenty of shade. Plenty of shade, that's what you get in a micro-climate that gets about 100 inches of rain a year.
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