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 has been around a long time.
This tiny house in Mount Baker has been around since 1919, and has a style that blends old and new. They are asking $375,000 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow that is 550 square feet. Rather than add a second bedroom, they've left room for an office space, a modern touch for the growing population of people who work from home. Wood floors, cabinetry, and exposed supports are warm, as one might expect from a nearly hundred year old house. The walls and tile work are fresh and clean, so the floors look and probably feel modern. One of the benefits of remodeling tiny houses is that whatever gets upgraded can get upgraded well, like the new windows and Carrara marble for the counters. Outside is cedar shingle siding with dark green trim on the window frames, railings, and pitched roof. The yard is also tiny, only 1,251 square feet, smaller than the typical house. In such a small space the ground manages to slope a lot, so gardening might limited to the existing shrubs, trees, and a lawn that is probably best tackled with a weed-whacker than a mower. Of course, maybe a goat on a rope could do a good enough job - if you could find enough room for the goat's shed.