One sign that a cabin is well-positioned for hiking is good hikes in every direction: east, west, north, and south, too. A tiny cabin sits in the forest outskirts of North Bend waiting for its next owner with their muddy boots, or maybe the footwear of someone who just wants to get away to some peace and quiet.
It’s a tiny house from 1966. Just 480 square feet, but with all of the conventional comforts, including a full bathroom. No need for concessions there.
Inside, it’s minimalist without overthinking it. A small wood stove with a small, decorative plate for ornamentation is probably enough for the space. Narrow wood paneling dresses the living room. Exposed ceiling beams and the slightly sloping roof are fittingly reminders of its midcentury lineage.
Don’t expect a formal dining space, but this house isn’t meant for that. Room for a few will do nicely. Resourceful types will find ways to extend into the living room, or maybe the great outdoors.
The outdoors that are part of the $300,000 package are 9,350 square feet of flat land, treed and freed of undergrowth. A modest deck out back and a larger one out front grow living space. Put up a small roof or umbrella and gain a workspace even in inclement weather.
Despite the apparent woodsy nature, the house sits in a neighborhood. The house has been there for fifty years, so this isn’t some recent sprawl.
Despite being reasonably convenient to North Bend’s shops and everything I-90 has to offer, the property still only scores a 1 according to WalkScore. Of course, maybe that should be adjusted for any hiker who happens to buy it.