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Seattle Tiny Houses

Itty-bitty boxy houseboat asks $325K by Gas Works Park

A classic houseboat design makes perfect use of a tiny space

Seattle’s coolest short-term camper rentals

For people who just want a taste of tiny living—or just want a cool place to stay—the Seattle area is full of airstream and other camper rentals.

Tiny houseboat Carrot is 200 square feet of nautical living

Outside, this Lake Union houseboat has a tugboat-style design. Inside, it’s a cozy cabin.

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15 parks near Seattle with cabin rentals

Get outdoors, but not too outdoors, on the cheap, with cabins along the beach, in the woods—or even on a small island.

Measure to reduce barriers to building ADUs in Seattle gets mayoral boost

After half a decade of planning, changes to laws governing backyard cottages are on the way—with more experimentation ahead on making them feasible.

Seattle City Council votes to reduce barriers to building ADUs

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.

Tiny Lake Union houseboat offers tons of whimsy for $349K

A creative layout offers equal parts charm and utility, including a well-equipped kitchen, a sleeping loft, and an airy living room.

Sugar Shack houseboat offers tiny, whimsical accomodations for $199K

In vintage Seattle style, it’s colorful, quirky, and nautical

‘Knot Home’ houseboat offers exposed grain and waterfront decks for $440K

Covered in cedar and birchwood, this houseboat is built for both basking in the sun and cozying up inside.

Craftsman cottage houseboat asks $425K on Lake Union

It’s like the cutest backyard house, but floating

ADU legislation can move forward after clearing appeal

An appeal to ADU reform wasn’t successful (this time)—and the city council is getting ready to fine-tune the policy

Cozy little Orca houseboat asks $275K on Lake Union

Live small on the lake.

Houseboat ‘Pied a Mer’ listed for $330K

It’s a pied-à-terre on the sea (or, in this case, lake)—get it?

Converted Metro bus motorhome with rooftop dance floor asks $12K

Complete with original seats for the full effect

Lucky Duck houseboat—complete with waterslide—asks $250,000

This one’s fully ready for Lake Union adventures

Itty-bitty Wallingford houseboat listed for $285K

It packs a lot of cute into a tiny space

Cuddle up in this cozy little Pritchard Island cottage

This itty-bitty home is right by the lake

House barge with stunning, airy remodel listed for $375K

The vessel was transformed from a boring, dilapidated barge to a thoughtfully designed home

Itty-bitty house with a tiny backyard studio listed for $399K

Featuring a not-tiny backyard

One approach to long-term shelter: Tiny grants for tiny homes

City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is floating a new city program to help tackle the homelessness crisis

A stately Craftsman and its backyard cottage are listed separately in the Central District

Creating a condo association allowed a vintage home and a modern cottage to each become their own

Seattle wants ideas for itty-bitty arts and culture spaces

What can you do with 400 square feet?

250-square-foot ‘Ina Mae’ houseboat is a little floating clubhouse

It comes with owned moorage, too

‘Artist’s Dream’ is a houseboat for all seasons

This shingled, two-story houseboat just a few blocks up from Gasworks Park in Wallingford has cozy areas to cuddle up inside and outdoor options for whatever nature throws at you.

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The 10 smallest houses for sale in Seattle right now

These ten houses ranging from 500 to 720 square feet are the tiniest on the market in Seattle.

Greenwood bungalow fits just enough into 630 square feet

Smart space decisions make this cozy house the perfect size

‘Levitating Lighthouse’ treehouse along Magnolia beachfront asks $109K

Is it a treehouse? Is it a lighthouse?

Short-term houseboat rentals in Seattle for testing out a life at sea

You move here for all the natural wonders, so why not live on one?

Tiny Lake Union houseboat is just 200 square feet and $75K

Docked on Lake Union just off Westlake Avenue N, this houseboat, named Vittoria, is tiny, even for a houseboat.

Houseboat ‘Flamingo Cafe’ listed for $385K

This little barge is just 339 square feet

Former fishing cottage for sale in Ballard is just 370 square feet

This itty-bitty house, originally built as a fisherman’s shack in 1923, has just enough room for the essentials.

Floating home ‘Cottage on the Lake’ lives up to its name

This bright, cheery house is just 600 square feet

‘Anne Rebecca’ houseboat was built on the hull of a fishing vessel

This home was a shipwright’s labor of love.

This school bus turned motor home is for sale for $35K

The skoolie is 195 square feet—but still has enough room for a king-size bed.

Montlake Spite House briefly returns to the market for $600K

This wedge-shaped house has a complicated backstory

Remodeled Greenwood craftsman is full of tiny retreats

A backyard studio is one of a few unique, cozy spaces

Explore these tiny buildings at this year’s Seattle Home Show

Looking for a cottage? An office? A shed?

Houseboat ‘Tsagaglalal’ listed for $259K

Watch Lake Union from this little home

Seattle's coolest short-term tiny house rentals

Try these tinies on for size.