The essence of tiny houses is only having what you need and want, and getting rid of the rest. In the case of this cliffside cabin on Vashon that means getting rid of the road.
When you really want waterfront, one solution is to get yourself as close to the water as possible. This cabin sits mid-cliff, below the road that runs by above, and above the shore with waves splashing below. Having to walk to your house isn't as uncommon as many realize. Plenty of communities rely on people power to get to the front door, and sometimes rely on timing the low tides. This cabin has the luxury of being accessible during any tide, but just by foot, never by car. Besides, the ferry is just a walk away.
What you get for such a site is privacy, a view into the water, wildlife that isn't worried about being road kill, and neighbors who share your lifestyle. With all of the regular utilities, including internet, you can work remotely while sitting in the middle of nature.
There's enough room for 1 bedroom, 1 bath, a sunroom office, a deck, and the trail, and not much else. They're asking $349,000 for the 620 square foot cabin and a rather large 10,145 square foot lot, which includes a second lot. It was built in 1946, and it would be entertaining to see if such a structure could ever pass the permit process today. That may make it unique and irreplaceable, rather like the view.
· 9730 SW Bunker Trail, Vashon [Zillow]