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.
There are houses for sale at $112,500; they're just not in Seattle. This 544 square foot cottage is in Port Orchard. It was built in 1941 and probably wasn't considered tiny at the time. It only has 1 bedroom and 1 bath, and may have been built to house workers in Bremerton's shipyards. Now, it has is a sweet reminder of when modern meant adding a few decorative curves instead of austere straight lines - and this was when there was a war going on. The finial inside the front door and or the window frame beside the kitchen table may be hard to find on the shelves of a big box store. The original appliances were probably rounded, too; but they've been replaced by ones a bit more current, though maybe not new. Whether old or new, the french doors in the bedroom open onto a small deck that will be most appreciated after the rainy season passes. That may be a while. Something else that takes a while is the commute to downtown Seattle, about an hour and a half (traffic and ferries permitting). Of course, not everyone works in Seattle if for no other reason than it looks like it is a lot cheaper to live in Port Orchard.
· 914 Taylor St E, Port Orchard [Zillow]
· All Tiny Homes coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath