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.
Tiny houses work best when they make everything work with their surroundings - which the case of this 464 square foot cottage in Everett means catching the color of the neighbor's flowers in the tiny house's front door. This house was tiny before tiny was a thing. There's only 1 bedroom and 1 bath, though, so each room gets as much space as possible. A lot of the choices made then work now, and somehow the new appliances fit spaces from an era when labor saving devices were a new concept. They're asking a tiny, but very specific, price: $149,923; almost as if someone worked the compound interest from back then to now, but only rounded the pennies. Would they turn down an offer for one dollar less, or celebrate one dollar more? How about an extra $77 for a nice, round , $150,000? In any case, it is cheaper than every house in Seattle's market (except for the ones at auction.) Either commute south, or swap the Mariners and Seahawks for the Aquasox and the Silvertips. Maybe you can paint the rest of the house in their colors.
· 2105 Wetmore Ave, Everett [Windermere]
· All Tiny Homes coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath