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A 405 square foot tiny house sits by the sea

Some big dreams involve tiny houses by the shore

Coldwell Banker

Sitting beside Neil Bay is a tiny house at the doorstep of nature. The neighborhood along Davison Head is just around the corner from the resort at Roche Harbor and connected to San Juan Island by a strip of land that holds a road and not much else. North of the community is the open water of Spieden Channel, access to Canada and the Pacific Ocean.

Coldwell Banker

The 405-square-foot house was built on a half acre of land by the head of the bay, so expect lots of room outside and sheltered waters for launching kayaking adventures.

Coldwell Banker

Inside is a layout familiar to tiny house fans: living space downstairs, bedroom loft upstairs. The good news is that the bedroom truly is up stairs, not up a ladder. Downstairs is a conventional kitchen, something that’s not a given in tiny houses, as well as the one conventional bathroom, also not a given.

Coldwell Banker

While tiny, the house has a classic Northwest Contemporary layout with a big wall of windows pulling in the view of nature. The extra light can reach into the loft and maybe even back to the bathroom.

Coldwell Banker

Outside is a deck with a similar square footage as the house. Outdoor living is definitely encouraged. The exterior is also classic Northwest Contemporary, with wood siding and a metal roof.

Coldwell Banker

A bonus for people with bigger plans is a four bedroom septic system. With expansion possibilities like that, the $430,000 price may be simply purchasing a place to live while someone’s dream is built. For some, a tiny house on a big lot by the water with the Salish Sea to play with is all the dream they need.