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Historic Tiny House in Galveston, Texas

Hey there, tiny house enthusiasts! I’ve got an exciting find to share with you today. Imagine owning a piece of history and calling it your home sweet home. We’re talking about the original “Tiny House” in Galveston, Texas! Nestled at 1513 20th St, this 1867 Henry Stringfellow Auxiliary House is up for grabs, and it’s a slice of tiny house heaven.

First things first, let’s talk numbers. This historic gem is listed at $265,000, offering you the chance to own a piece of Galveston’s rich history. With one cozy bedroom, one bathroom, and a snug 644 square feet of living space, it’s the epitome of tiny living. But wait, there’s more. You can estimate your monthly mortgage at approximately $1,724 – not bad for a historic tiny house in such a fantastic location.

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But what makes this place truly special? Let’s dive into it!

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Historical Charm: Dating back to 1867, this house oozes character and history from every nook and cranny. It’s like stepping back in time while enjoying all the modern comforts.

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Log Fireplace: Picture yourself on a chilly Galveston evening, cuddled up in front of the living room’s gas log fireplace. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and relax, creating a cozy ambiance that you’ll cherish.

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Great Kitchen: For a tiny house, the kitchen is surprisingly spacious and well-equipped. You’ve got a refrigerator, gas burner stove, and even a dishwasher. Who said tiny living means sacrificing your culinary skills?

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Comfortable Living: The current owner has worked their magic to make this house incredibly comfortable for residential living. You’ll also find a tankless water heater to ensure you have hot water when you need it.

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Outdoor Oasis: But the charm doesn’t stop inside! This tiny house boasts a beautifully landscaped yard where you can sip cocktails and enjoy the outdoors. And wait for it… there’s a hot tub! Yes, you read that right – a backyard hot tub where you can relax and unwind after a long day.

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Practical Extras: The practical side of tiny living has been taken care of as well. There’s an outdoor shower and an outside stacked washer/dryer for added convenience. Plus, a 4 x 7 storage unit is included with the home – a handy addition for your belongings.

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So, if you’ve been dreaming of owning a piece of history and embracing the tiny house lifestyle, this is your chance! Be the proud owner of the original “Tiny House” in Galveston, Texas. This 1867 Henry Stringfellow Auxiliary House is a unique opportunity that won’t last long.

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To sum it up, this charming historic gem offers all the comforts of modern living in a tiny package. It’s a cozy haven filled with character, and it could be yours for $265,000. So, if you’re ready to make history by owning a piece of it, don’t miss out on this amazing Galveston tiny house. It’s a true gem, and it’s waiting for you to call it home.

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  • Original “Tiny House” from 1867
  • Priced at $265,000
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 644 sqft
  • Estimated monthly mortgage of approximately $1,724
  • Cozy gas log fireplace in the living room
  • Spacious and well-equipped kitchen with modern amenities
  • Comfortable residential living space
  • Tankless water heater for hot water on demand
  • Beautifully landscaped yard with a hot tub
  • Outdoor shower and stacked washer/dryer
  • Includes a 4 x 7 storage unit
  • A piece of Galveston’s rich history
  • Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a historic tiny house!

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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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  • Marsha Cowan
    February 4, 2024, 1:08 pm

    That is precious! I love that people over the decades chose to keep the little house in shape instead of letting it go to old age. This house has good bones, and I applaud those who have preserved it’s charm and usefulness.

    • Alex
      February 5, 2024, 12:58 pm

      Marsha, your enthusiasm for the preservation of this historic tiny house is truly heartwarming! It’s indeed remarkable how the house has been lovingly maintained over the years, keeping its charm and utility intact. I definitely wouldn’t mind living in it myself!

  • Debbie in Texas
    February 4, 2024, 1:28 pm

    For me, what takes this incredibly charming cottage over the top is the unique, festive, and colorful style of decorating. I absolutely love it ALL! Would not change a thing, inside or out!

    • Alex
      February 5, 2024, 12:59 pm

      Debbie, it’s wonderful to hear how much you adore the unique and colorful style of this charming cottage! The festive decor really does add a special touch, doesn’t it? It’s great that the interior and exterior aesthetics resonate so strongly with you. This kind of enthusiasm for the house’s current state is a lovely compliment to those who have decorated and maintained it. It seems like this tiny house isn’t just a piece of history, but also a source of inspiration for anyone who loves a vibrant and joyful living space. Thanks for sharing!

  • annon
    February 4, 2024, 1:53 pm

    This looks way more livable than many tiny houses. Decent living room and bedroom, both of which are often lacking in modern tiny homes. I’d prefer no open shelves for kitchen things, but that is minor.

    • Alex
      February 5, 2024, 1:01 pm

      It’s great to hear your perspective on the livability of this historic tiny house compared to many modern tiny homes! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  • mike
    February 4, 2024, 5:20 pm

    A great floorplan that would be easy to replicate. I would remove the dishwasher since I don’t need one and install a banquette under the window instead of the two chairs.

    • Alex
      February 5, 2024, 1:04 pm

      Hi Mike! It’s great to hear that you find the layout replicable. Your idea to customize the kitchen for your own needs sounds like a more efficient use of the kitchen. Personalizing a home to fit individual needs and preferences is what makes the tiny house movement so appealing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas on how to adapt this charming space to better suit your lifestyle!

  • Linda
    February 4, 2024, 7:25 pm

    I’m in love. Would live here in a heartbeat. So bright and cheery.

    • Alex
      February 5, 2024, 1:05 pm

      Linda, it’s delightful to hear about your instant love for this tiny house! I feel the same way about it!

  • Anna Wendt
    February 6, 2024, 12:04 am

    Very cute!! Love all the outdoor amenities too!!

  • Maria Kentala
    February 10, 2024, 7:18 am

    I wonder what the property taxes are for this home per year?

    • James D.
      February 10, 2024, 12:42 pm

      Tax details are included in the listing…

  • e.a. foster
    February 13, 2024, 1:51 am

    What an adorable home! Now if I could just have it moved to Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
    The house is in Texas and its full of Texans and rattle snakes, so it would have to at least be in the State of Washington.
    Can’t believe the price on the home! Talk about affordable. I gather that includes the land? Even the rugs are similar to vintage rugs I own.
    The size is perfect for one retiree or a couple. Has a washer/dryer, dishwasher–a room for everything. Its gorgeous and who ever maintained it this well over the years, thank you. Its nice that old houses remain standing, looking loved, and being used. The yard looks like a place where you could live and enjoy afternoon tea and watch your small dog run through the yard.
    Living in an expensive part of Canada, in comparison: a parking spot in a new condo building costs $125,000.
    I’ll have to save this so I can look at it from time to time.
    The little house, at 645 sq. ft. would be so easy to clean.
    thank you so much for including this adorable home! Made my day

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