This is a 728 sq. ft. cabin for sale in Shelton, Washington with two bedrooms and a bathroom. Our big thanks goes out to Joceile Moore for sharing this wonderful little cabin with us.
Step through the covered and screened-in front porch to go inside and you’ll find a wonderful living area with vaulted ceilings, newer appliances, and more.
It all gets even better when you go outside because there’s a storage shed on the property along with a fire pit, plenty of parking space, and lots of community amenities like a boat ramp, beach, gazebo, and more. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!
728 Sq. Ft. Cabin in Shelton, WA For Sale
Images © John L. Scott Real Estate/Zillow
Images © John L. Scott Real Estate/Zillow
Lives bigger than the size, need to see it to believe it. Covered front deck adds so much living space and to this gem that makes everyday feel like you’re on vacation in this community. Home features vaulted ceilings, newer appliances, ceiling fan, stackable washer & dryer, shed, ample off street parking, fire pit, The Timberlakes community has boat ramp, beach for swimming, community room, gazebo and just a great feeling of community. Check out this affordable cottage today!
Source: 1890 E Timberlakes Dr W, Shelton, WA 98584 is For Sale | Zillow
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Well, I’m looking to relocate as soon as I can (Asheville is leading the list so far), so I thought I’d check out this sweet little (affordable) cabin in Shelton, WA. As always, I started with city-data.com.
Holy cow! You don’t even want to ride on a high speed bullet train through this town. Maybe you don’t even want to fly over it. Not a single person had a single positive thing to say about this depressed, meth-ridden, massively (2x+ the national average) crime soaked, blue collar burg. Whew. I imagine the local penitentiary contributes a lot to the overall icky vibe.
That said, cute cabin. If I could get it for half the cost and pay the other half to truck it whole to pretty much anyplace else, I might consider it! For now, sticking to the plan to buy a bit of land in NC, then build my small-to-tiny homelet there. Thanks, Alex, for your constant stream of inspirational posts!
How much is house in Shelton?
List states $99,999.00
Well, then let me be the first to say something positive. I grew up in that area and most jobs were in logging or fishing. There is a drug problem EVERYWHERE and although Shelton isn’t immune, it isn’t the worst area by far in WA. This home is on WATER which makes it very attractive. It is in a nice community. I’d consider it in a heartbeat!
I’m glad to hear you say so, Trisha! City-Data.com is my only resource for information about places to relocate to, unless I happen to know someone there now, there once upon a time, or at least vacationed there a few times. Along with the 100% poor review I saw on City-Data, I have a friend who lived in the general vicinity for about 5 years, several years ago, and she confirmed the bad news about Shelton. But if you grew up there (and that was “fairly” recently, at least), then your information is more valuable! And you’re right, the actual immediate community you live it can be nice, even if the rest of the town might have issues, and a water view can make up for a lot. If you’re seriously looking, I believe it was advertised for $99.9 and I bet you could haggle ’em down!
Although to be fair, it doesn’t say that this home itself is on the water, or even has a view of it. It just says that those amenities are available in the community where it’s located. So…I’d want to be sure exactly what I’m seeing out my windows before taking the plunge!
Yeah, if you do Google Maps, it shows the house is actually view property, rather than right on the lake (although, Google has been known to be a little off in the past). Shelton has really grown over the past 40 or so years. Back in the 70’s and 80’s we used to pick mushrooms out that way, but haven’t done it for years now. People moved in and houses went up over our old mushroom pickin’ grounds (its ok, we can go other places). Like Trish and I are trying to tell you guys, if you want a nice place that’s just outside of the suburbs, Shelton is just as good a spot as any. Yeah, drugs have reared their ugly head there, but its no different than any other populated place. Your friend had a bad experience there, but that may be because of certain circumstances that happened with them. Doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll happen to you.
If the place looks nice enough to you, take a vacation and come out and see for yourself.
After spending 15 way to long years in WA state, not that far from Shelton I can tell you IMO that NC is a much better choice. If you visit WA when the sun is shining you can easily think it is a wonderful place to live. After MONTHS on end of no sunshine, grey weather and rain you may (?) not like it as much. And as a home owner it gets even worse. INSANE property taxes and massively over regulated land use laws, codes, fees and taxes on every thing. You can not believe how expensive it is.
I have owned a normal size home in a very rural area in King County (same county as Seattle) and have paid between four thousand and $4,700.00 per year in property taxes every year and still I was not allowed to spend one night in the tiny home I had built and had moved onto my land. The county came out to my rural property time and time again to make sure the tiny house was not inhabited. WA is a complete nanny state. You will find great deals outside of Asheville with many small homes that cost less than what tiny homes on wheels are now going for. Property taxes are MUCH lower and in my opinion the weather is much nicer.
Look up Southern hospitality vs the Seattle Freeze. A completely different lifestyle in NC vs WA.
Yeah, I’ve had a number of people I know (and a ton more online) tell me that, beautiful though it may be, the PNW is a challenge to live with because of the weather. I tell myself it’s no big deal, but after even a week or so of gloom where I’m living now, I welcome the sunshine with ridiculous joy…so maybe I’m not really cut out for gray skies. I still lust after some property in the San Juans, however.
I’ve researched until my eyeballs are hanging out on stalks all the places in the U.S. I might like to live. I work at home so I am blessed with the ability to live anywhere I like, as long as I have an Internet connection and reliable mail service, but it does have to be in the U.S. – sadly, Canada or Mexico are not options, and Europe is off the table altogether too, but I’m working toward making overseas living a possibility. And in all my research, Asheville keeps coming up and rising in the ranks. It’s been #1 for a long time now. (500sf minimum allowed in the city limits, y’all!)
Should I take it as a sign that, here in No. California where I’m currently living, I happened to be standing in line yesterday at a tiny grocery store in a tiny town in the mountains, and I mentioned to the cashier that I am planning a move to NC, when the guy in line behind me says “Hey, I’m from NC!” When I turned and said “Really? I’m looking to move to the Asheville area specifically,” his reply was “That’s where I’m from!” When I further mentioned that I was looking to buy a piece of land and build a small home on it, he said “Well let me give you my card…my family and I own a construction business and we can build you any size house you want!”
It was one of those cosmic moments. While buying some ice cream on a 100° day in a teensy grocery store in a tiny alpine mountain town 2500 miles away from where I hope to own land and build a tiny home on, I run into the exact somebody who can help me do precisely that.
What CA town did you enjoy the ice cream and conversation about NC in? I was born in the CA bay area and lived there 35 years. Still have a home there but would not live there again, not even with the zero mortgage. Life is so much different in the South rather than in CA and WA- in a good way. Way better quality of life for much less $$$. Land restrictions for tiny home use in rural NC areas are much less a problem. It is such a pleasant surprise after spending so many years in CA and WA. I have had 3 friends in WA put their tiny homes up for sale over the years not wanting to deal with the land use or parking restrictions any longer and/ or the lack of sunshine . Thank goodness their tiny homes were on wheels because they had to move them many times and live under the radar, while trying to get a decent nights sleep. While tiny homes seem like the way to go for so many… they come with their own set of problems. I think you are better off building your own home not on wheels.
I’ve spent nearly all of my life living in the SF Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Last year I moved to Mount Shasta, where I am now, but I got there by accident and have decided it’s not my final resting place. So I am saving money like gangbusters and have a real estate agent in Asheville looking out for properties that would suit me.
I was in Berryvale grocery store in downtown Mount Shasta yesterday when my little rendezvous with destiny occurred. Population about 3,000, an hour from most amenities. At the foot of a beautiful snow covered volcano. Lots of people would love to be here, and land is affordable (for California), and restrictions are few. It’s just not for me.
If you need a good agent in Asheville get in touch with me through my blog. If you like the country areas outside Asheville you can find some beautiful properties and way better prices and property taxes than anyplace in CA. And you will have 4 seasons in NC. You will never miss CA or want to go back. Way nicer than the Shasta area IMO.
INCREDIABLE !!!! I wish he had a brother in southern Maine…….hello outthere???
What is the price of this home?
List states $99,999.00
I’ve been past this area before.
Its a really nice little community.
Whoever ends up in this place is going to be lucky indeed.
What a total ripoff! They want 20% more than what Zillow says it is worth and Zillow has REALLY inflated prices. They need to price it at about HALF what they are asking or you’d be an idiot to get it.
Kay, just curious – where do you live where a nice waterfront home & property is a rip-off at $100K?
Yeah in today’s market this seems like a really good deal actually. Unfortunately real estate seems to be inflating quite a bit again which makes it even more attractive to buy/build tiny/small! In my area, rental prices and sale prices continue to soar making it unaffordable for most. 🙁
Interesting comment and one that may garner its own article.
Maybe you’ve experienced a different scenario, due to having a better handle on how The Tiny House movement has grown but from my prospective, it seems the Tiny House movement really took off during the recent recession, when a lot of people were out of work, had lost their “nest egg” and flat didn’t have a lot of money to spend.
I find it odd that it appears it was the lack of money that drove a sudden rise in interest in the movement, rather than (or maybe “moreso”) the rising cost of more traditional housing.
Seems both should’ve had an equal effect.
Maybe this is just me, since I became more interested in the movement as the recession was peaking.
Of course, I’ve looked into this subject from time to time over the years and I don’t recall seeing many websites dedicated to the movement until we were well into the recession.
Dean, I live in the NW 25 miles inland from the Pacific Coast on a little quiet lake in a 4 BR 928 SqFt home with a soaking tub and separate tiled steam shower with seating and a lovely stone fireplace with wood floors and ceramic tile in the kitchen and bath. I’m on a double lot surrounded with tall trees and have a separate 314 sq ft yurt art studio and a separate 96 sq ft tiny house. Zillow says it is worth 106K and the county says it is worth 70K. I bought it for 49K in 2002. I doubt that I could sell it for 70K. It is 25 miles from the city, which is GREAT for me, but not good for the house value. I still say that the little place in the prison community is a rip off at 100K. I live in a recreational area (no prisons) halfway between Bellingham (city) and Mt Baker (volcano ski area).
M – Partly, yes….btw, how come you never wrote back?
Kay – when you say the county says your place is worth $70K, are you stating property tax values?
That’s how it seems to read to me.
Those are always going to lower (sometimes much lower) than estimated selling prices.
Yeah, I know where you’re at now.
Your not totally free of drug problem’s yourself, but there are some deals to had out in the sticks.
2002…those were good days. Housing and land were fairly cheap back then because “the boom” had busted and prices were starting to show that.
You bought at the right time. My hats off to you.
Do you see the THOW as starting out from a needful situation but now being seen by ‘fadsters’ as a niche to simply capitalize on, and possibly ruining a good thing? Alex, any thoughts on this from you?
Such a pretty location!
I did not dream there was a “bad” area anywhere in Washington! Thought it was all peaches and creams!
Deadrock – be careful- Asheville prices are going up up up!
Yeah, I’ve noticed 🙁 But I am having a boom year with my business, and am saving a jaw-dropping amount of cash all of a sudden toward land purchase – every spare dime is going into the savings account. I have an agent there on the lookout for me, and I have a “shopping cart” of properties that meet my criteria for me to have a look at when I can get there and look around – probably late October. I plan to take a week and marathon shop for a parcel of land (I’m not greedy…half an acre, one acre if I’m lucky) and then I start the build once I know how much of a construction loan I can get. I hope to be out of here and over there in less than a year, and mortgage free just a few years after that – 7 or less, if I’ve done my math right. Working like a dog to make it all happen!
The listing says 0 parking spots. Wow, that’s not acceptable in my view.
LOL! and yet, in that first picture you see in the ad, there’s clearly a car parked next to the house.
…so there’s gotta be at least one! =D
Hey I live in south TX and would like to know where to get the floor plans from
AGAIN………The Tiny House movement is now encompassing real estate listings…….?
This Isn’t what Jay Shaffer had in mind..and not what the purpose of the movement is…..let’s not ruin a good thing.
Tiny homes were around WAY before Jay Shaffer. Jay just jumped on the technology media bandwagon and put together a hell of a marketing plan for tiny homes sales, plans, seminars and book deals. I became interested in tiny homes over 30 years ago when I first saw one at the Sacramento State Fair way before Shaffer was on the scene. They have been around for a LONG time and he is not the God Father of tiny homes nor the inventor. Technology brought them to more peoples attention. And frankly it doesn’t matter what Jay had in mind about a so called “movement” nor does it matter what anyone of us thinks about what is posted on this much appreciated informative blog as it is not our blog. Alex does his best to bring us stories, pictures and information about tiny, tiny plus and small living ideas and options. Thanks Alex. Why do people have bash Alex’s choice in what he posts? There are other tiny home blogs to read.
I guess I missed the owner hand book for tiny homes. The problem with calling tiny home owners ” a movement” assumes that we all have like minds when it comes to our tiny homes. NOT. Not all tiny homes are owned by minimalists or people who want to conserve land and resources. We are a diverse group of tiny home owners – which is a good thing that hopefully will not be ruined by someone who lumps us into some sort of movement, and God forbid makes some more rules and regulations for tiny home owners. The government already does enough of that for us.
Deadrock. I currently live in AZ, 35 minutes from Phoenix and I was thinking of relocating to Asheville, NC. I want a very small place not directly in Asheville, which may save me a bit of money. Still in the thinking stages of this. I am wondering if it would be cheaper there than here cost of living and taxes. Anyway, I would like to be a bit off the beaten path, but not too far away from civilization so I have access to stores, doctors, hospitals, and more.