A plum house with a yurt beside it - you can have that combination on Vashon Island for $314,000. That's an opportunity you won't find in Bellevue.
There are a lot of tiny houses in Seattle. Most of them are either really old, back when tiny wasn't trendy; or relative new and called ADUs. Over on Vashon is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath tiny house with 768 square feet that was built in 1991. That's recent enough that you don't have as many worries about wiring and plumbing, and old enough that you'll probably want to update something.
You might start with the paint job, unless plum is your color. Why not? You can paint the house any color you want because it is in the midst of 2.54 treed acres. Privacy is a luxury, and you'll be far from any traffic flow. They also had an awareness that sometimes a bit more space is worth a lot. Need more room? Step on over to the yurt. If that's not enough, there's room for more.
Inside, you'll find a fairly standard house with a few quirky details, like tiny windows near the roofline, possibly for ventilation; a wood stove that's slid to the right by about a foot, for no apparent reason; and some built-in storage along the floor that may look odd, but that may be very handy.
· 27708 140th Ave SW, Vashon [Zillow]