If you'd rather spend more time outside then inside, then check out the quintessential tiny house on a big lot on Vashon (actually Maury) Island, a 675 square foot cabin that's sitting on 4.02 acres with pastures, ponds, and trails. Got $459,000?
You could be forgiven if you thought this was a hundred-year old historic house, but it was built in 2014. That's a measure of how well they designed to a classic form, and how much old-fashioned furniture they filled it with. Move in and use a minimalist Shaker style and it would look different and yet still appropriate. Basically, it is a 1 bedroom, 0.75 bath house with an uncomplicated layout. Why get fancy in so few square feet? Look at what they've done with shelving and blue paint and get an idea of how easily the space could be redecorated.
The key for most folks interested in such a property is going to be the property, the acreage outside that is readily visible and available through double doors and a couple of porches. The land has a balanced blend between forested and cleared. Enough trees remain for shade and some privacy. Enough land is open for livestock and a garden, depending on what you want to grow, of course. A summer treat is the year-round pond, at least to sit by the water, and maybe even take a dip. Check to see if the mosquitoes got there first, and if it is wadeable or swimable, or just simply something to look at.
A tiny house on a big lot is a dream for many, and this one is equally convenient, or inconvenient, to Seattle, Tacoma, and Bremerton. Of course, maybe part of your dream is to be more than an hour away from any major source of chaos and noise.
· 23032 75th Ave SW, Vashon [Zillow]