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Tiny Victorian Cottage on 4 Acres in Maine


This is a tiny Victorian cottage on a foundation in Monroe, Maine. It sits on a 4-acre lot and was originally built in 1986. The 424 sq. ft. cottage and property are currently listed for $139,500 sold. The property features an additional guest cottage/studio too. Can you see yourself living in a beautiful tiny victorian cottage like this?

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424-square-foot Victorian Cottage on 4 Acres in Maine😍

Tiny Victorian Cottage in Maine

Images © MREIS via Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices

Tiny Victorian Cottage in Maine

Tiny Victorian Cottage in Maine

Tiny Victorian Cottage in Maine

Tiny Victorian Cottage in Maine

Tiny Victorian Cottage in Maine

Tiny Victorian Cottage in Maine

Tiny Victorian Cottage in Maine

Images © MREIS via Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices

Highlights

  • 424 sq. ft. Victorian cottage
  • 4 acres of land
  • Flower gardens, fruit trees, and stone walls
  • Beautiful waterfall in the backyard
  • Additional guest cottage/studio on the property
  • Monroe, Maine
  • $139,500

This is a magical place! Leave your cares behind and come unwind in this absolutely adorable tiny house on 4 acres of tranquility, wonderful flower gardens, stone walls, fruit trees and more, all abutting a gorgeous large waterfall on Marsh Stream. The sound of the falls will lull you to sleep at night, just fantastic! Even a seasonal guest cottage to share this experience with your friends. The town owns the stream and falls so even though it is in your backyard, you don’t have to pay taxes on it! Perfection!2

UPDATE: SOLD

Sources: https://www.berkshirehathawayhs.com/michele-light-real-estate-agent/homes-for-sale/3-Garden-Rd-Monroe-ME-04951-240606166, https://www.tinyhomebuilders.com/tiny-house-marketplace/victorian-tiny-house, https://www.redfin.com/ME/Monroe/3-Garden-Rd-04951/home/146410188

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  • Avatar merryl July 13, 2018, 3:23 pm

    lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Avatar Joe July 13, 2018, 4:48 pm

    Wow! What a lovely looking home. A real Victorian style tiny house.

  • Avatar Phyllis July 13, 2018, 4:59 pm

    So, the town owns the brook and waterfall. I wonder what that means for someone who buys the property.

  • Avatar Barbara A Cole July 13, 2018, 10:11 pm

    This is ADORABLE!!! I wish it had a share tab so I could share it on Facebook! I”d love to live here! Perfect in every way!

  • Avatar Cindy July 13, 2018, 11:17 pm

    if the town owns the stream and waterfall does that mean people can be traipsing onto your property anytime they want? It is ADORABLE and I would consider selling my place if it was close enough for me to find work but the privacy angle has me concerned.

    • Avatar James D. July 15, 2018, 2:13 am

      Only if they come by the river but they still can’t step onto the land of the private property without permission…

      Other properties can have a similar situation with a public road running through a private property… It mainly just means more complex property lines…

      • Avatar rick July 31, 2018, 11:12 am

        not true. Maine has very loose laws re: access to private land. if the property isn’t posted (a posted sign every 100′ (I believe that’s the distance) then you can cross the property on foot.

        • Avatar James D. July 31, 2018, 1:01 pm

          Yes and no, Maine does have an open land tradition that’s unique to that state and that does generally means there are loose right of way easements but it doesn’t necessarily apply equally to all properties… Some land owners have posted their properties to no longer allow free public access and that has been increasing in frequency the last 15 years.

          So the deed and history to the property would be required to be certain what applies here in that case and there’s legal recourse to have it changed if it does apply…

          Though, most properties in Maine do allow public access for recreational usages and as it’s a very long tradition it’s not uncommon for natives of Maine to feel such postings are unfair and tear down the no trespassing signs and cross anyway but that’s a different matter, which can get very political and deal heavily with tourism and hunting markets in Maine…

          But that’s all unique to Maine and other states generally don’t allow people to just get onto a private property from a river… It would be more a issue of right of way to access the river and would usually have to show that there isn’t another way to get to it other than to pass through a private property…

          While public access doesn’t mean someone can just walk up to your house and try to look inside or attempt to break in…

  • Avatar Karen Blackburn July 14, 2018, 6:18 am

    How many bedrooms, what about the turret type room? Not many photos so no real idea of inside, just lots of the water.

  • Avatar Pam Maes July 14, 2018, 2:02 pm

    If you click on “currently listed for $139,500” it will take you to more pictures! Gorgeous!

  • Avatar Eric July 28, 2018, 4:15 pm

    It just looks so wrong… too narrow for the height of the building. Looks like it might fall over… yeah I know it won’t but that’s the impression just looking at it.

  • Avatar Danielle July 30, 2018, 2:00 pm

    If you go to the website it shows the other house on the property as $65k

  • Avatar Dominick Bundy August 3, 2018, 12:16 pm

    As awesome as this little place is, it still is only 424 sq.ft. And no way has almost $140,000 dollars worth of materials it took to have it built. Way way over priced..

    • Avatar rick August 3, 2018, 12:27 pm

      it also includes 4 acres of land and another guest house/studio. this isn’t a THOW

  • Avatar Dee Fitzgerald October 7, 2018, 7:16 pm

    If on or near the water, it probably needs flood insurance protection ?

    I know that if you buy near the river, ocean, lake, pond, or a stream, this is one question the insurance company wants to know. Perhaps the difference might be if the wheels remain off onto a foundation. If the wheels remain on, it may be different if considered mobile to move around ? And seasonal vs. year round use.

    Just wondering, each state may be different. Plus, some states do not even allow a Tiny House, nor acknowledge them. Maybe an insurance company does not either ? Anybody have an answer ?

  • Avatar Julius K McIntyre January 17, 2019, 10:11 pm

    I need a house/ apartment. i’m currently staying in an assistant living establishment in longbeach, new York. I like to have a tiny home in one of the Carolinas. my family lives in north or south Carolina. I’ve been [praying for a place for stay, i’m very physically ill. the doctor told me that I have a stroke. I was a bus driver for the mta new York city transit authority. of the state of new York. the state of new York took away my commercial drivers license, I’ve been driving buses for over ten years. I’ve earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. I have the bachelor of science degree. I need help getting a house / an apartment. my sister has a house in huntington, new York. I once had an apartment in Brooklyn, new York. the new York city transit authority wrongfully fired me all because I was taking sick leave time to get well. again I have safe driving experience driving a bus. i’m 81 years old. I have a high school diploma from grover Cleveland high school in ridgewood queens, new York. I have a Chevrolet express van that carry a maximum of 5 to 7 passengers. sir/madam I need a home to stay. I need a house for myself. I like to check out our tiny homes for sale. you have some tiny homes that I like o have. I’ve attended pace university, new York campus. i’ve graduated in april 2001. i’m a safe bus driver . I’ve used to drive a greyhound bus in 2001, I need an apartment , or a small home. but today, I have a stroke and I just could barely walk on my own. please help me. i’m trying to get settle down. I attended Universal Baptist church in Brooklyn, new York.
    today i’m weak but i’m trying to get an apartment or a small house. my van needs to be charged up for the battery in order for the van to go again. I was unable to check myself out of the hospital ( huntington hospital and the assisted living in longbeach, new York. the zip code is 11561. I need help. the state of new York dept of motor vechicles in Albany took away my commercial driver’s license to drive my van. I was unable to pay my auto insurance for my van.
    Julius k McIntyre
    274 west broad way, room 104
    longbeach , new York 11561
    my alternate mailing address
    Julius k Mcintyre
    26 lantern street
    Huntington, NY 11743

  • Avatar SUSAN LOCK February 28, 2019, 10:57 pm

    NEED A FLOOR PLAN FOR VICTORIAN COTTAGE.

    THANK YOU.

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