Rather than being built from scratch (and with wheels), as many tiny homes are, this small house was built in 1950 and has been remodeled for efficient use of space and in a contemporary style—something that will likely appeal to seekers of scaled-down living who don’t want to sacrifice style in the name of living lighter.
Located in East Austin’s Rosewood neighborhood, the house is on a stretch of Northwestern Avenue that currently is home to a mix of warehouses, small single-family homes, and a city of Austin vehicle service center, as well as being across from a (the?) rail line. Happily, it is set back from those things by a small, green lot and surrounded by a good-looking fence and some big trees.
The home measures 400 square feet and is listed as having one bedroom and one bathroom, although it looks like the bedroom is a designated space off the living area rather than a separate room.
The home has a number stylish and unique features, including hardwood floors made from seven different tree species, a backsplash of reclaimed Chicago bricks, and distinctive tile counters. The bathroom would be luxurious even by non-tiny-house standards; it has a clawfoot soaker tub, a separate shower, hard-tile floors, a double vanity, and nicely placed windows for natural lighting.
The bedroom and kitchen open on to a wraparound deck, and there’s a small, fenced yard behind the house.
• 806 Northwestern Avenue [Realty Austin]