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 - because this one's got a history that's a mystery, and a hint about the future.
Is it too good to be true, or is something askew? A 490 square foot tiny house just came onto the market for $119,500. That's not too odd, considering that there's only 1 bedroom and 1 bath, and that the lot is only 1,089 square feet. It is also old, built in 1945; so, there may be some work ahead. At least from the few photos they provided, it looks small, cute, clean, and functional - with a lot of room, er, opportunity for improvement. In a lot of ways, that could make just the right package for a minimalist. The mysterious part is that it last sold in September 2014 for $530,000. Ah, maybe it's because they split the property.
"Establish use as and construct new south single family residence with attached garage and convert existing north single family residence to detached accessory dwelling unit (DADU)." If so, this could be the start of an interesting new era in Seattle housing as old houses with outbuildings are subdivided and redefined as dwelling units (not even as houses.)
· Project # 6440915 [SDPD]
· 754 N 103rd St [Zillow]
· All Tiny Homes coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath