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Tiny Sanctuary in Tacoma, Washington For Sale (or Trade): $17.5K

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This is the Tiny Sanctuary in Tacoma, Washington.

The owner is moving into something even tinier and is selling (or willing to trade!) this beauty for $17,500.

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Tiny Sanctuary in Tacoma, Washington For Sale: $17.5K

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From the builder: 

“Tiny Sanctuary” is for sale or trade… I have another TINY to build that is more than half this size and this one is in the way… I prefer cash but I am willing to trade for land, or your paid off (title in hand) 4X4 f250 or larger of equal value…

Tiny Sanctuary is for sale for $17,900… The price has been reduced because we are not including the solar panel system, we will let the new owner decide what their needs are when it comes to off grid power.


  • 7000 lb trailer 16 ft long
  • Two 3500 lb axles
  • 2×4 and 2×3 wood frame construction
  • 2 inch styrofoam board insulation in floor walls and ceiling…
  • metal roof
  • 24 inch solid wood front door
  • 20 x 17 inch kitchen sink
  • Two burner propane stovetop
  • Small cube microwave
  • Two fixed glass front windows
  • One single hung bathroom window
  • Bathroom ceiling fan
  • 15 amp service panel (can be upgraded, wired currently as 15 amps… panel is 70 amp panel)
  • Propane fired instant hot water
  • Metal barrel shower stall
  • Composting toilet (with urine diverter)
  • Twin bed (murphy style fold down)
  • 5 ft. folding desk/dining table
  • Provisions made for but buyer must purchase, a small wood burning stove or propane fired heater (chimney and cap included but not installed)
  • Ample kitchen storage
  • Clothes hanging closet with rod
  • Utility closet below clothes closet (could be for linens or folded clothes)
  • Large built-in vanity cabinet for all your bathroom stuff
  • Under “couch area” storage
  • Above couch cabinet for additional storage
  • Under counter refrigerator with freezer compartment
  • Metal bar on rear to mount small deck area off front door
  • Laminate countertops
  • Circular shower curtain rod
  • Low wattage LED lighting throughout (less than 50 watts total indoor lighting and it’s bright!)
  • Decor switches and outlets all rated for 110v AC
  • 3 switched outlets in attic for possible exterior lighting or exhaust fans
  • 5 shelves 7.5 inches deep for storage but also ladder to access attic area if needed
  • Pine tongue and groove wall siding and ceilings throughout interior
  • Laminate wood flooring front to back
  • Area for couch seating when bed is folded up
  • Propane regulator for hot instant hot water heater, and separate one for stove top
  • Cold water hose inlet for city water pressure
  • 110v AC 15 amp power inlet
  • Rubber flashing from bottom up to 18 inches
  • Standard house wrap from 18in. to top of walls


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Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • jm
    December 5, 2016, 2:21 pm

    Price is right. Should be snapped up right away by all the people who complain that prices are too high…

    • Natalie
      December 6, 2016, 8:19 am

      Haha it is definitely a good price! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Lisa E.
    December 5, 2016, 3:24 pm

    Awesome digs and reasonably priced. This won’t last long!

    • Natalie
      December 6, 2016, 8:19 am

      Agreed! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Julie
    December 5, 2016, 6:39 pm

    I may know someone interested in your beautiful tiny home. In the description it says, “…selling (or willing to trade!)” What are you looking to trade?



    • Natalie
      December 7, 2016, 8:44 am

      Hi Julie — I’d contact him directly because he probably won’t see these comments 🙂 You can click on the link to his website.

      • scotty
        December 7, 2016, 9:10 am

        Yes I found the comments and I’m here to answer questions if I can…

      • Scotty
        December 7, 2016, 9:28 am

        Yes I found the comments… I entered a previous comment but I don’t know if entered the right email so I don’t know if it will show up on here… but either way I’m here…

    December 5, 2016, 6:47 pm

    Ya see that folks….! Take a good look at this fine home, and than take a look at the honest price that it is being sold for….

    • Eric
      December 5, 2016, 10:59 pm

      Hey Zac, it might actually be listed at a low price because the owner wants to quit it quick. Maybe they have the cash to build most of the new home and only need $x to pay the new one off.

      And also, note his comment? “Tiny Sanctuary is for sale for $17,900… The price has been reduced because we are not including the solar panel system, we will let the new owner decide what their needs are when it comes to off grid power.”

      So that is part of the answer. And prices will vary in different parts of the country due to overheads. Think California v Ohio (or any other cheaper part of the country).

      • Natalie
        December 6, 2016, 8:19 am

        Either way, it’s a great steal 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

        December 6, 2016, 11:01 am

        Listen I am far from Micky The Boob….! You can buy and install your self today, a combination on/off grid solar system from Northern tool’s today for less then $2,000.00 which will more than adequately power your home and still maybe able to put power back on the grid, should you be so inclined to do so… So I hardly think that is really and differential on this price, or if it is it would better to be left to it’s new owner to be installed as it would be much cheaper than what most of these companies are offering at any cost… People do not realize and need to be better educated in some cases as to what it is they are actually buying and what it is that the builder is exactly building for them as a lot of unscrupulous characters are out there in this world and pray upon unknowing house buyers with highly over inflated costs which the buyer has no knowledge of, or about…! It is this that I try to instill in the minds of these my fellow readers whom defend these very same unscrupulous builders thinking they are being so charitable to them the builder who is looking to deceive those very same buyers and readers alike… Don’t be so quick to defend them as you may not realize just how much they are withholding information from you or playing the role of the good nature builder only trying to help you, because they are out to help them selves first and that is business as usual for them…! And let me be clear I am not by any means saying that this builder is of whom I speak, so lets get that right out of the way…! Just saying Buyer Beware….!

        • Natalie
          December 7, 2016, 8:45 am

          Always good to beware! This builder, though, built the house for himself, and is selling it to go smaller so I don’t think he’s out to get anyone (I hope!)

        • scotty
          December 7, 2016, 9:09 am

          My tiny house for sale and my solar decision …
          Well, I had eight 100 watt, 12 volt solar panels… I held onto my 2000 watt “pure sine wave” 4000 peak inverter… had not bought my 60 amp charge controller at that point… The expensive part was that I was gonna buy one lithium 12 volt 200 amp hour battery and expand later, and when you research that particular battery you see that its capable of 100% full discharge per cycle and over 5000 cycles… That’s where the money really was, the stinking battery, and why I hadn’t purchased it but was close when I first listed the house for sale…
          1.I liked the idea of one battery
          2.no maintenance
          3.no charge or discharge issues
          4.works well in cold temps
          5.no concern of multiple batteries in series or parallel being only as strong as the weakest battery in the chain
          6.less weight inside trailer where battery is safe out of the elements and warm and not giving off gasses as it charges… I had the money at the time and I was gonna go for it but when it came to resale people wanted a tiny old school system from harbor freight tools that would cost 1000 or a little more when all was said and done… I owned a system like that, it was iffy at best, kinda like a crappy solar pathway light that is barely doing the job… I swore the next would be like the new Tesla Power Wall units or something similar… There’s the short explanation of the cost of the solar sytem that never got installed… LOL !
          In the end there are dozens or maybe hundreds of possible power source configurations and you must choose based on price, power production, you own power needs, your willingness to stay up on maintenance of your system, weight and portability… Quite honestly I have reaching the point where I want 100% off the grid power that will power anything ! well atleast that’s the goal… I have lived with zero bills for 2 years and this tiny house has paid for itself… time for the next one…

  • December 5, 2016, 7:08 pm

    Good deal! My recommendation to anyone buying, would be to get an ENVI electric wall mounted heater. I have used one in my tiny house for 7 years and they are smashing! Even on a single 110 circuit, I never had a problem with the heater drawing too much electricity – even in below freezing weather. Of course, who doesn’t like the flame of a wood stove or propane fire, but the ENVI comes in under $150 and needs no special arrangements. I know I sound like a commercial, but it’s a terrific product!

    • Natalie
      December 6, 2016, 8:20 am

      Thanks for sharing, Cathy! — Tiny House Talk Team

    December 5, 2016, 8:07 pm

    Now I call that a tiny house. Well done all around. I agree with everyone above, it won’t be long before it’s sold. Two thumbs up!

    • Natalie
      December 6, 2016, 8:20 am

      It’s great! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Patty
    December 6, 2016, 1:50 am

    I must have missed the sq. ft., but it is the best use of space of any tiny house I have seen. Bravo!

    • Natalie
      December 6, 2016, 8:21 am

      Around 136 if it’s 8.5 ft. wide. — Tiny House Talk Team

    • Scotty
      December 7, 2016, 9:53 am

      Thank you ROSEE…

    • Scotty
      December 7, 2016, 9:54 am

      Thank you Patty…

  • PJ
    December 6, 2016, 6:24 pm

    Do you know any builders here in Georgia. Atlanta??

    December 7, 2016, 11:31 am

    I f you note what I had said, I was not saying that this builder was, nor was I referring directly to this house… But as in general…! And my opinion as to the cost of the solar power, and it’s displacement within the cost of this house….!!! Again you are defending and not reading and comprehending… You are being to quick to want to judge me…! Judge everything as a whole before you make your convictions….!

  • Susanne
    December 7, 2016, 6:29 pm

    Cute home; adorable place where it sits!
    Question: why you want to go smaller, just curious,
    And how much are we talking about, for the battery? And thanks for the honest info….:)

    • Scotty
      December 7, 2016, 6:49 pm

      Susanne, the batteries are astronomically priced, but if they offer what I’m looking for it’s so close to being worth it… One of the batteries I’ve been looking at is $2,400… search “nexgen battery” to get an idea of options… I’ve been in my tiny house for a couple years and I know now for a fact that I can go smaller and be even more comfortable and cozy than I already am…

      • Pat
        December 7, 2016, 8:06 pm

        Scotty, I’m so glad you have posted and hope you come back to read this post. I’ve adored tiny houses since before there was such a name given to a movement. Of all the houses I’ve seen over the years, yours is the most practical and reasonably priced of any I’ve seen. If we weren’t on opposite coasts, I would be insisting that my husband and I purchase your house. Great job! Best wishes with this house and the future build.

      • Joni
        February 17, 2017, 1:56 am

        I have been living in my hand built 22′ tiny house on wheels for 6 yrs. Im about to start a 16′ tiny house because I just don’t need all the room. Its took a while but ya just get used to needing less and less. And I too figured out how to make smaller more cozy and comfy. Great job on your house!!

        • February 17, 2017, 2:21 am

          Yes Joni, exactly !!! I have found after a few years that I could do 12 feet, or maybe a 10 foot trailer next… It’s funny how I can still find wasted space in such a small space… I have a few doodles for the next one but no immediate plans, but one thing is for sure, it will be smaller… I am looking into alternative materials that will be lighter so I can still make it look like my last house but a 1/3 of the weight, then I can tow it with fewer concerns of a giant tow vehicle…

  • Scotty
    December 12, 2016, 12:19 pm

    I think it is sold as of 12/10/16… received downpayment, awaiting full payment and tow away 12/17/16… We’ll see…

  • Scotty
    December 18, 2016, 5:03 pm

    YES ! Sold 12/17/16 onto the next project…

    • Natalie
      December 19, 2016, 10:25 am

      Send us pictures 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

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