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 in Grant County and the rules may be different there.
It is possible to get a house that has a circular drive, a pond bigger than the house, a shop that's almost as big as the house, and acreage - all for $95,000. And yet, the thing that stands out is the thing that sits on top of the roof. What is that? The house is 576 square feet, which many consider tiny. It's a 2 bedroom 0.75 bath home built in 2007 on a 1.25 acre lot, which explains the extra space available for ponds and drives and shops. They do not, however, explain the swoopy little shed on top of the short tower and the shed. The rest of the house is straight and square, but two small structures sit on the peaks that have sweetly curved roofs as well. There are no windows, but there are vents. Are they houses for bats or birds? Are they shop projects that needed a home? Are they little antenna towers as if Ephrata didn't have enough mobile coverage? They are unique, like 2-D versions of the onion towers on Russian homes. Buy it. Find out. Then tell us. Inquiring minds want to know, and most aren't going to make the 170 mile drive from Seattle. Maybe you will.
· 1953 W Hwy 28, Ephrata [Estately]
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Written by Tom Trimbath