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Here's a Tiny Greenwood Cottage From the 20's for $265K

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's been around a while, and just came onto the market.


Once upon a time, 504 square feet would have been a small, not a tiny house. This one was built in 1920, just as the Twenties were about to Roar. With only 1 bedroom and 0.75 baths, maybe it was a good bachelor pad, just a place to crash after working, or partying, or both. Now, it has seen a series of remodels that are far more refined, but still has an asking price below that of many condos, $265,000. You don't get much more, because the lot size, 2,003 square feet, is smaller than the average house; but maybe you don't want much more than that. From Greenwood, with its shops and bus lines, there's enough to do outside the house that you don't need as much inside. Even with that, the inside is at least photogenic. That kitchen isn't original, but the appliances have a few years on them, and the cabinets may be a few decades behind modern unless they're now retro. The rest of the house has been updated, so there's less for you to worry about. With so little floor space and yard, the greatest value may be all the extra time you'll save taking care of a house the size of some rooms, and a yard the size of some houses.

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Written by Tom Trimbath