Seattle Tiny Houses
A classic houseboat design makes perfect use of a tiny space
Outside, this Lake Union houseboat has a tugboat-style design. Inside, it’s a cozy cabin.
After half a decade of planning, changes to laws governing backyard cottages are on the way—with more experimentation ahead on making them feasible.
After half a decade of planning, changes to laws governing accessory dwelling units—like backyard cottages and mother-in-law apartments—are on the way.
A creative layout offers equal parts charm and utility, including a well-equipped kitchen, a sleeping loft, and an airy living room.
In vintage Seattle style, it’s colorful, quirky, and nautical
Covered in cedar and birchwood, this houseboat is built for both basking in the sun and cozying up inside.
It’s like the cutest backyard house, but floating
An appeal to ADU reform wasn’t successful (this time)—and the city council is getting ready to fine-tune the policy
Complete with original seats for the full effect
This one’s fully ready for Lake Union adventures
This itty-bitty home is right by the lake
The vessel was transformed from a boring, dilapidated barge to a thoughtfully designed home
Featuring a not-tiny backyard
City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is floating a new city program to help tackle the homelessness crisis
Creating a condo association allowed a vintage home and a modern cottage to each become their own
What can you do with 400 square feet?
It comes with owned moorage, too
These ten houses ranging from 500 to 720 square feet are the tiniest on the market in Seattle.
Is it a treehouse? Is it a lighthouse?
You move here for all the natural wonders, so why not live on one?
Docked on Lake Union just off Westlake Avenue N, this houseboat, named Vittoria, is tiny, even for a houseboat.
This itty-bitty house, originally built as a fisherman’s shack in 1923, has just enough room for the essentials.
This bright, cheery house is just 600 square feet
This home was a shipwright’s labor of love.
The skoolie is 195 square feet—but still has enough room for a king-size bed.
This wedge-shaped house has a complicated backstory
A backyard studio is one of a few unique, cozy spaces
Looking for a cottage? An office? A shed?