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Tiny Big Bear Cottage on 2 Acres For Sale

This is the Tiny Big Bear Cottage.

It’s for sale (asking $279,900) in Big Bear, California.

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Tiny Big Bear Cottage on 2 Acres For Sale


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  • 2 acres
  • Built in 1947
  • 536 sq. ft.
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Big Bear, California

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  • Avatar Sondra October 10, 2016, 4:29 pm

    Love Love Love this house and 2 acres ? amazing !

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 11, 2016, 8:04 am

      Glad you love it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Gigi October 10, 2016, 4:41 pm

    Wow! This house is awesome! I especially love the wall color in the kitchen.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 11, 2016, 8:05 am

      I agree! So beautiful — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Kim W October 10, 2016, 5:05 pm

    I love it! What a great use of space and a beautiful setting. Is the third bedroom in the basement with the washer and dryer?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 11, 2016, 8:05 am

      I believe so, Kim — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Rebecca October 10, 2016, 5:06 pm

    Beautiful, nice acreage in an area where lots are usually much smaller. It would be easy to live there But overpriced for an area with no water. (But Nestlé still paying almost nothing to drain the water there)

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 11, 2016, 8:06 am

      It is a great lot size! — Tiny House Talk Team

    • Avatar Sondra October 12, 2016, 2:35 pm

      No water ? confused by your comment.

      • Avatar Rebecca October 12, 2016, 3:48 pm

        Significant drought, restrictions on water usage. Bear lake water level dropping significantly. Unlikely to change for the better anytime soon.

        • Avatar Sondra October 12, 2016, 4:06 pm

          All of Southern California is like this, nothing new there, we all conserve water, but we still receive water. They are building desalination water plants now which will help immensely.

  • Avatar oxide October 10, 2016, 6:45 pm

    This is a nearly perfect! It’s big enough that you can live a somewhat typical existence (full kitchen, real bath) and still small enough to be adorable. I guess the basement is the third bedroom, but if that’s the case, then this is more likely 700 sq ft house, not 536. No matter. I’d put some storage and a couple freezers downstairs and I’d be good to go.

    I think this is a much better house for a small family than the tiny homes. If someone built this new, they could insulate well and it wouldn’t use much more energy than a tiny house.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 11, 2016, 8:07 am

      I agree it looks like a great family home 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Kat October 10, 2016, 10:36 pm

    It’s so cute! I love the teal kitchen!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 11, 2016, 8:09 am

      I do too! So fun 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Sandi B October 11, 2016, 1:04 am

    This is a cute house — I am not overly fond of the kitchen — there is no real space under those cabinets — I don’t think you could even get a blender under them. I am also not fond of the teal. Anyway, the price is high because this is a ski area in the winter and under normal conditions the road is not always passable. Also it is not really close to anything and over a two hour drive from the outskirts of Los Angeles. You would need four wheel drive, the road is very steep in areas and windy, single lane each way.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 11, 2016, 8:09 am

      For the right person, perhaps 🙂 Especially if you ski! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar ZACHARY E MOHRMANN October 11, 2016, 6:06 am

    Beautiful Huge, tiny house…! At somewhere I believe just over 500 sq. ft. I think was said, it looks so much bigger in pictures… A beautiful tiny house with 2 acres for under $280,000.00… A lot of money, but I understand that property is very expensive in California.. And I have no idea where Big bear is but it sure looks very nice… I was out there on the west coast once way back many years ago, and did not care for it very much at least not in the California area I was in, No offence to those of you from that State just not my cup of tea I guess….

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 11, 2016, 8:10 am

      It is so pretty 🙂 But yes, located in a pricey spot! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Eric October 11, 2016, 10:40 pm

    Bit scary the way the microwave is positioned. Gas cooker, flame spread, microwave catches fire… YIKES!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 12, 2016, 6:22 am

      Good news is you could probably move it 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Dot Simpson October 12, 2016, 12:28 pm

    Beautiful house. Shame about the price.

    • Avatar Sondra October 12, 2016, 2:32 pm

      that’s a great price, again it’s Southern California, you’re less than 2 hours from the ocean, and you ski in the winter. I went to high school up there and I loved it. Down where I live now (still so cal about 15 mins from the ocean) it’s $295 for almost an acre, no house.

      • Avatar Alex October 12, 2016, 4:21 pm

        Good to hear that! Thanks for the insights 🙂

  • Avatar jm October 12, 2016, 2:49 pm

    LOve California, so much variety. $295 for almost an acre? I’m there!

  • Avatar Sarah October 12, 2016, 5:32 pm

    Hey I was in Big Bear with my family camping when I was 6 years old, beautiful area. I love the turquoise kitchen, but what I like even more are all the angles, makes it really fun. 🙂 I will give this 9 stars (had to skip one star because I’m not big on white walls even though I think they make things light and airy), LOL!!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 13, 2016, 6:44 am

      Haha I have to agree about white walls! I always love a bit of color — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Nanny M October 12, 2016, 10:35 pm

    What a sweet little place! Upstairs bedroom is precious. Big Bear is a beloved year round vacation spot. Could be rented out like a tine share. California will have water again.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 13, 2016, 6:45 am

      Isn’t it great? — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar ROSEE October 13, 2016, 7:53 pm

    WOW! Looks very airy on the inside, but what a contrast from the outdoors. A city cottage hiding in the woods, something very different. WOW!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 14, 2016, 7:01 am

      Isn’t it fun? — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Nancy October 18, 2016, 8:36 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Love everything about it,

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie October 19, 2016, 8:52 am

      So glad, Nancy! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Anita October 18, 2016, 11:20 pm

    I love the building, I love the location. If I had the money and it wasn’t so far away, it could be wonderful.

  • Avatar Darrell October 23, 2016, 8:17 pm

    I love this place, not are what they have done with the ceiling, looks like some industrial drop ceiling which would be a real turn off for me however. The land the area being Big Bear and the design are all real plusses. Not sure what is going on with the pine bark beetle in that part of the mountain, fires could be a real danger. Regardless-nice house, nice price.

  • Avatar Marcia Hengstler February 25, 2017, 12:45 pm

    Is there plans you can buy for this tiny house? I just bought 5 acres in the mountains and this is the house I want to build. I wsill be building it on a mountain top.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 27, 2017, 7:58 am

      Hi Marcia, I’m afraid with most of our listings for “for sale” cabins, there aren’t any plans simply because it’s similar to not finding plans for your neighbor’s house. Unless maybe the town of Big Bear has them on file?

  • Avatar Patricia February 28, 2017, 6:31 pm

    This is a gorgeous little home. I really like everything about it, including the color in the kitchen. We live in Colorado and have similar scenes here in the mountains. I live in a small mountain town and this home would be perfect here. Plus the land is not as expensive so it could be built SO much cheaper.

    The stairs would be a problem, but everything I need is one the main level. The upper level would be great for guests and my husband could put his music studio down on the bottom level. The only changes I would make are as per usual—a standing fireplace in the living room, a walk-in tub in the bathroom, and a ramp outside.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 1, 2017, 8:02 am

      That sounds absolutely lovely!

  • Avatar Linda Tracy March 31, 2017, 6:57 pm


    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 3, 2017, 8:38 am

      Me too 🙂

  • Avatar Mike June 9, 2017, 1:33 pm

    Any way to get a sketch of the floor layout? I like what I am seeing.

  • Avatar Debra Durnell July 25, 2017, 9:23 pm

    I LOVE this. Is is still for sale and how do I go about seeing the actual listing? I’m interested in it.

  • Avatar Emma September 19, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Wow! Beautiful!!! Totally beautiful and not small..lots of room and the outdoor space is extra living.. niiiice!

    I have been calling all day about selling my house to go tiny; but the land is too much in New York City (Staten Island not referring to Manhattan). Crazy! $400,000 just for the land in safe neighborhoods. I do not drive to live anywhere without public transportation–seems all the Tiny House shows I watched on tv is on big land and not tiny plots. Not in city living. I am going to keep looking and maybe I’ll get feedback too.


  • Avatar george wu December 10, 2017, 2:49 pm

    It is a very good looking house ! As an architect I say this. George Wu, ARCHITECT, AIA, NCARB 2017-12-10

  • Avatar Nanette December 18, 2017, 12:23 pm

    Is this home still up for sale?

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