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 there since 2008, so maybe they cleared those hurdles.
At a glance, it's another tiny house, which is still enough to draw a curious crowd. Look a bit closer and each of the simple elements are tweaked just enough to make this a richer story. A beautifully built and finished tiny house is for sale at $100,000, up from $89,950 in April. It is listed as a 1 bedroom, a dashed bath (--), and 200 square feet. Many tinies are built on trailers or platforms. This one is built on stilts. Many tinies have bedroom lofts, but they usually are opportunities for heads to hit ceilings. Not here. Tinies have a wide variety of baths, and while '--' doesn't describe much, this one seems to have much more. Most tinies that don't have foundations are long and narrow so they can be carried down the road. Think cubic. Downstairs, the kitchen has the necessary appliances: a range and refrigerator. They picked the ones that fit best into small space, but it looks like someone could retrofit a large fridge if they didn't mind a bit of the precious floor space. The bathroom probably exists, because in at least one photo there's a shower curtain and a roll of toilet paper. No reason it can't be a fully functional ¾ bath, that the listing could give more due, or an explanation. The living space is big enough for real furniture, no need to rely on built-ins.
· 26025 Lake Riley Rd, Arlington [Zillow]
· All Tiny Homes coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath