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468 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage in Olympia For Sale

This is a 468 sq. ft. tiny cottage that’s for sale in Olympia, Washington.

It was originally built in 1932 and is near Lions Park, downtown, and more!

Related: 1930s Bungalow in Olympia

468 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage in Olympia For Sale

via Redfin

via Redfin

Romantically tiny! 1Br/1Ba/468 SqFt. This is small living at its finest and a wonderful way to reduce your footprint. This cute home boasts a tankless water heater, hardwood floors, free-standing gas stove in living room, kitchen w/ eating nook & mud room w/ stackable W/ D. All appliances included. Make the backyard a gorgeous garden and imagine perfect summer afternoons! Fully-fenced, alley access and street parking. Close to Lions Park, downtown, shopping, bus route and Olympia Schools.


Related: Little Bungalow in Olympia for $209k

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  • Avatar Rick C February 13, 2017, 1:41 pm

    Nice, but then you live somewhere where there’s snow!

    I like the layout–it seems pretty well-thought-out, although, like a LOT of homes it seems like no thought was given to the idea that most people have TVs.

    • Avatar DARYL S February 13, 2017, 3:01 pm

      I agree that often TV watching in comfort is not designed into small living spaces but seeing as this one was built in 1932 I don’t believe that if was a consideration. Nice place for sure.

  • Avatar Sgmaps February 13, 2017, 3:02 pm

    It’s really cute, (and I realize that I am being nitpicky here), BUT, I would have painted the inside of the shelving unit in the laundry area before I took pictures. It appears to be dirty and possibly moldy. Other than that, it’s definitely something that I could live in, and perhaps bring in more functional furniture with storage built in.

  • Avatar Maggie February 13, 2017, 3:49 pm

    I agree about the dirty, possibly moldy shelf unit next to the laundry. But then, it give one a heads-up to look for mold elsewhere. This house seems to be pretty standard for a small house one could find in most any community. I’m not sure how expensive homes are in Olympia, but that price tag is enormous for this size home, for someone in the midwest. Olympia would have to be very special for me to pay that sum for this house.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 14, 2017, 7:19 am

      I’d just compare it to Zillow listings in the area to see if it’s competitive.

    • Avatar Trisha Schnatterly February 15, 2017, 12:50 pm

      Maggie, the price tag caught me by surprise as well. I think because of the location, which is down town and within walking distance to the capital the price is quite elevated. No, it would not be something I would invest in as I could live 5 miles from there in the same home for much less.

  • Avatar Bob W February 13, 2017, 3:55 pm

    Nice little place. Do agree with Sgmaps about the laundry room. Also, noticed the only way to get to the bedroom is you have to go outside, around the house, and then enter through a side door to the bedroom. Really cumbersome to do if you have any rain in that area or large amounts of snow on the ground. That may be the reason they have it for sale.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 14, 2017, 7:18 am

      Hmmm I’m not seeing the same thing? I just see another exit off the bedroom but I am pretty sure you can enter it from the rest of the house.

    • Avatar Dick July 1, 2017, 10:01 pm

      I have an idea that the entrance to the bedroom is in the kitchen. Go into the kitchen, take a sharp right and go into the bedroom. If you look at the pic of the refrigerator, there’s a cabinet to its right, and it looks as though there could be a doorway to the right of that cabinet, which I think would be the bedroom door.

      I agree, Bob, I don’t see myself traipsing outside of the house when I want to go to bed…although it might be a good idea on a winter morning, cuz I wake up SLOWLY–and a blast of cold air just might (maybe) make me a faster riser.

  • Avatar gmh February 13, 2017, 4:31 pm

    In 1932, when this was built, most people didn’t have TVs.

    Also, this is actually a good price for Oly. Anything on the I-5 corridor is going to cost a LOT more than the eastern side of the state, or in the midwest.

    And you can count on rain. Lots of rain. Not always snow, but always rain.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 14, 2017, 7:14 am

      Yep, you have to consider location!

    • Avatar Bob W July 2, 2017, 11:51 am

      TV’s didn’t come into existence until 1948 at the earliest. They did, however, have radios in big pieces of furniture cabinetry in 1932. So the comment that “although, like a LOT of homes it seems like no thought was given to the idea that most people have TVs” is too far fetched of the actual facts given because of when this bungalow was built.

    • Avatar Bob W July 2, 2017, 11:55 am

      Your comment “In 1932, when this was built, most people didn’t have TVs” doesn’t cut it. TV’s weren’t even available in 1932 so the the words “most people” doesn’t even apply. TV’s came into living rooms in 1948, not before and then they were so small, you could sit them on a chair in front of you to maybe get one or two channels at most but only if there was a broadcast signal you could catch.

  • Avatar ZACHARY E MOHRMANN February 13, 2017, 8:27 pm

    Great cottage home, but unfortunately it’s located once again in the Pacific North West region, in the great state of Washington….! You folks out in the Pacific North West should soon all be living in a tiny houses at the rate you have been cranking them out ..

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 14, 2017, 7:05 am

      Haha 🙂

  • Avatar ROSEE February 14, 2017, 10:14 am

    What a lovely little house. There is so much room and has a lot of light. (my plants would love that)! Well thought layout.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 15, 2017, 7:05 am

      House plants are the best 🙂

  • Avatar Tammy Knolle March 4, 2017, 4:35 am

    I think it’s cute and has potential and that is were flat screen TV’s come into play they don’t take up much room and the stand only needs to be stightly wider.

  • Avatar Nancy March 4, 2017, 5:18 pm

    *Sale Pending* $149,000

  • Avatar Maggie March 4, 2017, 5:30 pm

    Wow. That is quite a lot lower than the asking price. Wonder how that happened. Maybe an inspection found mold (in laundry room)? Or it was over priced? If anyone has or obtains more info I’d be interested. I’m especially interested since I thought it was over priced for what I perceived to be a quite ordinary small house. (see my earlier comment). And of course, I am not familiar with the market there.

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