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 has turned condo, so that should all be clear.
It was tiny then, and it is tiny now; but now you don't have to worry about the maintenance. The Lake Washington Cottages were built as a waterfront neighborhood of tiny homes in 1911. Wait a few decades and in 1992 they became condos. Wait a bit more than two decades and this one with 1 bedroom and 1 bath has been renovated, modernized and put on the market for $380,000 (plus $263 HOA/month). Things like the vaulted ceiling, awning, and skylights give the 459 square foot more dimension and keep it from being just a little box. It is a classic cottage that has survived over a century of trends and is still in style. The kitchen and bath upgrades make good use of granite and to create low-maintenance, yet appealing, rooms. Outside, well, there's no lot because it is a condo; but there is a small deck out back that backs to a greenbelt, and Lake Washington is a short stroll. Surprising what you can get in a small package.