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690 Sq. Ft. Park Model Cottage For Sale

Right now I wanted to share with you this 690 sq. ft. park model cottage for sale in Shelton, Washington.

It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and has a waterfront/canal view. It’s located in a quiet 55+ community near Potlatch State Park.

There’s a community beach, boat ramp and clubhouse on site. It’s a 2007 Kropf manufactured park model home and has an extended loft.

There is a monthly rent for the lot if you wanted to keep the home on-site where it is which runs about $500/month. So unfortunately, you don’t get to own the lot.

I still thought it would be fun to share how living in a 690 sq. ft. park model home might look and feel like. Hope you enjoy.

690 Sq. Ft. Manufactured Cottage For Sale

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Learn more at Zillow if interested.

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Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Ms Betty September 23, 2014, 4:15 pm

    Sorry, $74,000 is out of my pocketbook considering land does not come with this.

    • Alex September 23, 2014, 7:26 pm

      I agree, pretty steep price for not including the lot. Still thought it was worth a look for idea’s sake though.

  • Ellen September 23, 2014, 4:23 pm

    Nice. The lot rent is really reasonable considering the beachfront location and that water/sewer/power is included.

    • Doris September 23, 2014, 5:58 pm

      Not a bad west coast price at all for someone who enjoys a close-knit lifestyle. Dumpy trailer park rent in Florida and Louisiana are easily $300. a month and more. My question would be if this is seasonal residency.

  • Brian September 23, 2014, 4:27 pm

    A great price for such a well thought out SH but I would prefer it on my own land rather than paying site fees. Everyone is different and many would enjoy the company of a commercial site. The ships wheel on the “bridge” made me smile. One of you maybe was a mariner? Thanks for sharing. Cheers from Australia

  • Marcia September 23, 2014, 5:13 pm

    It’s all about location. Rent fees are okay, as long as there is some amount of rent control.

    Our mobile home parks (Coastal So Cal) have rent control. There was a big fight a few years ago because one of them was sold to a new owner, and he tried to abolish rent control. I think he failed, but the lawsuit might still be going on.

    The thing is, the fact that the park was rent controlled was PART of the purchase.

  • Comet September 23, 2014, 7:17 pm

    The lot rent and utilities on this are actually pretty close to my NY TAXES per year here in Cow Town. So not really a “savings” and we own the land here. A one acre piece with killer views of the Green Mountains of Vermont (about 5 mins away!) and looking directly out at Mt Equinox with it’s stunning scenery and over which the sun and moon rise-

    I know little about the rent and or tax costs on the Left Coast but I have a ranch style house with full finished basement and two full baths; 5 bedrooms and a choice of wood or kero furnace or electric baseboard heat—for the same money.

    Now I DO like this house–but—are these able to be MOVED out of a “park” if you find one for sale and you want to out it on your own land or find a nicer or cheaper place? I have only been in one “Park” and in one “Park Model” which was more like an RV with no engine but with slide outs.

    The view from this one IS very nice and I DO have my Grand Fathers Captains Wheel and Ships Clock and ships flags and my husband has HIS Fathers Ships clock and barometer and stern board—Hmmmmmm!!!!

    • Alex September 23, 2014, 7:29 pm

      Yes- in most cases- you should be able to have this moved (it’s built onto a trailer.. just a larger one that we see on most ‘tiny houses on wheels’ so you’ll need a permit to move it. Most will hire a company to do it)

  • Denise September 24, 2014, 2:23 am

    This is a lovely little place, sunny and well lit as well as laid out well.

  • Candide33 September 24, 2014, 8:58 am

    Thanks Alex, even though I have no interest in buying that particular one, it did have some nice pictures that gave some good ideas. Like the little bump out to give room to walk around the bed and loved the built-ins.

    You do a great job of finding interesting dwellings for us to look at and get ideas for our own tiny or small house, I even like looking at stuff that I would never buy like those teardrop campers, they are so cute!!

    Thanks again for all the time and devotion you give to the tiny house movement.

  • Dominick Bundy June 4, 2015, 11:17 am

    690sq ft. is too big and too much space to be consider for a tiny house.. Old habits die hard. One may start out with 150 sq. tiny house , Then add another 50ft; more “to meet their needs” then before you know it you’re right back to were you started from. Less can really be more if one really applies it and lives that mind set..

    • Doris June 5, 2015, 1:40 pm

      I appreciate your dedication to your mindset but you yourself pointed out the major problem with traditional 8-feet-wide THs: the space really isn’t adequate or practical for most people.
      After reading this blog for some time now, I’ve concluded that the traditional TH on wheels is best suited for a healthy young single or couple, or for a healthy older single.

      I’ve noticed that most people with kids don’t last long. The THs are too confining for anyone in a wheelchair or walker, the lofts are useless or dangerous, and the lack of overall space forces people with hobby interests to build studios (yet another building, as you pointed out) for elbow room. Overnight guests better like camping.

      Daily zigzagging and pivoting through a space 8 feet wide with a yard-wide trail takes a certain mindset. You are welcome to it. I am not a ninja and I’ve earned the right to be comfortable in my old age. I have hobbies that I want to enjoy as long as I can, and believe me, the clock ticks rather loudly these days.

      I’m thrilled to see the many brilliant, creative things folks have done with 8 feet of space. Been there, done teepees and campers and sheds in my hippie days, but my 700 sq. ft cottage is fine for how I live.

      The newsletter menu shows many housing alternatives that do not cause a blight on the landscape, yet are livable for people wishing to have a place of their own. It doesn’t HAVE to be a 100 sq. ft. Thing-A-Ma-Bob on wheels.
      Best wishes to you, Dominick, your spirit would have been welcomed in my debate classroom in the old days.

  • Charmaine June 4, 2015, 11:35 am

    yes it is over the normal size for a tiny house but when you have someone like me who cannot do a stairs and has to have a lower bedroom and a bathroom, the upper floor just becomes storage… but for me the extra area upstairs for me is not of any use for me as I can not do stairs, but the higher ceilings make it easier for to cool it in the summer.

  • Delta June 4, 2015, 4:34 pm

    LOVE IT!
    I disagree 690sq ft being to big.
    Looks perfect to me
    If you get small it gets the better of you .
    You do need to breath now and then
    Even Thoreau, eventually moved out of the cabin

  • Ralf June 4, 2015, 5:33 pm

    Dominick,
    this is the perfect size!, even if it were half the square footage it would still be the perfect size! to each his own, there ain’t no sense tearing on other peoples views just because you don’t like it……

  • Viva McGregor June 4, 2015, 9:51 pm

    Love this one! Would like to have the plans to it.

  • Tammy June 5, 2015, 1:24 am

    I don’t believe that 690 sq. ft. Is too large, when I first started looking at these tiny homes they listed a few that 800 to 1100 sq ft

  • Maria June 5, 2015, 7:02 am

    I have seen this one that was used and for sale. They wanted 62,000.00. That is a lot of money. I saw this model for sale here in Florida.

  • Susanne June 5, 2015, 9:21 am

    I don’t mind the extra footage! 🙂 I would not keep adding..our first apartment was 500 or 600 sq ft, so I could go smaller…

  • dea June 5, 2015, 1:38 pm

    [email protected]…it’s the thought that counts?… I’m kinda wondering where the 690 is though because I live in a 629 sf cape cod (which is only the main floor) the attic isn’t used, and my place looks huge when I compare the room areas by what’s in them…very interesting

  • Dominick Bundy June 5, 2015, 3:40 pm

    Hi Doris, Of course there are exceptions to every rule, And I realize things change as we age. . Where needs have to be met. Like wheel chairs or walker other health issues, etc. Or a younger couple starting a family , where a TH wouldn’t be at all practical.. But living tiny is more than dwelling in a small cramped space.. It entails keeping things organized, Being clutter free and debt free.. It’s human nature for most I’ve seen. the bigger space one has the more clutter one tends to accumulate, same goes for money. the more we make the more we spend on unnecessary things , we don’t need that seem to complicate our lives more..It’s a shame that those who choose to down size and live in a 100 sq. Must build it on a the Thing-A- Ma -Bob on wheels. , because that is the only way to get around the zoning laws.. Best wishes to you too Doris, and thanks for responding to my comment.

  • JAVA06 June 5, 2015, 8:13 pm

    I saw the trailer park on Zillow and ewwwww. The park looks like a dump.

  • Elle June 9, 2015, 7:04 pm

    Love the bay windows, but just a glimpse of the house. 🙁 That’s a gorgeous quilt on the bed in the, uh, loft?

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