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Moclips' Love Shack is Where It's at For $189K

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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 has been in place since 1965.


Lots of houses around Seattle are justifiably oceanfront. They have saltwater on the edge of their property. You can sail out to the Pacific. Whales drop by. But Moclips has oceanfront, no caveats or miles of travel required between the back door and the waves - though at low tide it might be a really long walk. The Love Shack is for sale. It probably isn't the only one, but this 573 square foot cabin is from 1965 so hippies may have been involved. Now, the owners are asking $189,000 for this 1 bedroom, 0.75 bath 'shack' that's cedar shingled against Pacific storms (an interesting oxymoron). Protections against quakes and tsunamis aren't mentioned in the listing. An oceanfront cabin is for relaxing (and the lovin' if you're going to live up to its name), so the interior is white painted wood, no frills. It has carpeting in the living room. Unless everyone meticulously cleaned their feet, there may be enough sand to build castles. The kitchen is compact, which is fine because there's no need to prepare for big formal feasts - though massive crab feasts may be appropriate outside. Oh yeah, and about that 'Love Shack'. It looks like it was family lovin', not the risque kind. In either case, a bit of a budget for cleaning it up is usually a good idea; especially, if you're going to turn it into a rental.

· What Do Local Earthquake Experts Think About 'The Big One?' [CS]
· 4797 Pacific Ave, Moclips [Windermere]
· All Tiny Homes coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath