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 long enough that it fits in, as the landscaping has grown around it.
Back in 1924, when this house was built, 490 square feet probably didn't feel too small. Ninety-one years and some impressive remodeling later it is a fine example of how living small can be sweet. There's only 1 bedroom and 1 bath, and many people don't need more; and the asking price is $325,000, which is far below Seattle's median; but it is the style and location that makes this tiny craftsman house notable. The property is only 2,500 square feet, less than many new homes, but there's enough room for a deck, a garden, and a studio. It's a studio in the artist sense, not a description of a one-room apartment; but, considering Seattle's housing market, who knows what it can become. Throughout the property is mature landscaping, as if 'mature' is an understatement for anyone that's almost a century old.
· 5523 26th Ave NE [Zillow]
· All Tiny Homes coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath