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 - but this one is old enough to be a grandfather, and grandfathered.
It is possible to buy saltwater waterfront with a sunset view of the Olympics on a 1.1 acre lot for $265,000. A few of the things you have to do are be willing to live 30 miles and an hour and a half from Seattle and live in a 1962 cabin that has 1 bedroom, 0.75 baths, and only 360 square feet. For someone, those are all positives. Rustic describes the cabin, and rust may describe some of the marks on the appliances; which seem to be original. The refrigerator is wonderfully period, and fits the space between the pragmatic woodstove, the classic blue-tiled kitchen counter, and under one of the octagonal windows. Upgrades are easy, but fitting into those spaces with style may be more difficult. The linoleum flooring may be easier to deal with. The main draw, however, is probably the unimpeded view of the Olympics, more than an acre to use for gardening, lounging, or storing your boat. There's also your own piece of Hood Canal shoreline that's also tidelands. Sit out on the deck that could be bigger than the cabin and take in the views after fishing - or after working on yet another bit of renovation. It may only have 1 bedroom and 0.75 baths now, but the septic system is sized for a 3 bedroom house - just in case you want a bit more room.
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Written by Tom Trimbath