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Escape to This Tiny Hideaway on Shaw Island for $350K

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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 onsite for 42 years, so that's probably settled by now.


How many labels can one fix to a house? It's tiny (696 square feet.) It's waterfront (200 feet.) It's on an island (Shaw.) And, it's been on the market for over a year; which may explain why the price was chopped from $449,000 down to $350,000. Someone wanted a small, but not too small house; on an island that is remote, but that still gets visits from the ferry; while enjoying a relatively large piece of waterfront land, 0.87 acres. The 1 bedroom and 0.5 bath make sense for a personal retreat. Inside, the blend of conventional and rustic are evident. The kitchen corner is equipped with most of the modern conveniences. Across the room is the very functional woodstove, with a dutch oven photobombing the shot and suggesting they didn't just burn wood for ambiance. The door-high stack of wood on the deck probably isn't ornamental either. Wood heat for a wood house. Pan Abode sells plans and kits, which explains why every surface is wood, except for the roof and windows. Adding to the remoteness, the view, the quiet, and the sense of island living, the property is one of the few on a peninsula that makes the ferries sail around it as they motor through Harney Channel. Someone wanted it enough to build it in 1973. It would be a surprise if someone wouldn't want to buy it in 2015.

· 748 Broken Point Rd, Shaw Island [Zillow]
· All Tiny Homes coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath

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