A two story house with only 624 square feet means two very tiny floors, which leaves a very small impact on a five acre piece near the southern tip of Camano Island. It also means a relatively tiny price of $185,000.
This tiny was built in 2002, which makes it relatively recent for a cabin and an example of tiny houses from before they became trendy. Its gambrel roof with dormers makes it look like a much larger house. A covered front porch adds living space, weather permitting.
Inside, a tiny wood stove heats the space; and thanks to each floor being small and heat rising it may be a very efficient heating arrangement. Whether it is or isn’t, appreciate the tumbled rock surround and hearth that looks like it was built from glacial till found on site.
Despite its small size, it manages to include a full size kitchen with full size appliances, a feature that is uncommon in tinier houses.
The one bedroom is up steep stairs and is an impressive display of the complex roof and ceiling geometry. The layout also provides reading nooks beside the windows.
In a nod to many tinies, though this one may have been early, the one bathroom is equipped with a composting toilet. Check to see how long they’ve been using it. They may be the voice of experience.
In case everything doesn’t fit in the house, there’s an outbuilding that can act as a shop or studio. The listing also describes several yurt-style buildings that can be used for storage - after you take them out of storage.
It is a creative house with the opportunities for more creativity. Can you be as creative with your commute?
- 3904 Sweet Pea Ln, Camano Island [Zillow]