Tiny House in New Jersey

You can’t always believe your eyes, especially when it comes to real estate. It might be worth having a closer look before you jump to conclusions. Cook It has done so and got a good look at a local urban legend icon — the tiny house in New Jersey.

Purchasing a house can be an overwhelming experience. More often than not, it ends successfully. However, sometimes, it comes with surprises.

Tiny House in Brick, New Jersey

Anna Jones bought her house in 2000, and only after signing the papers, she noticed that her property had a smaller replica of her dwelling in the backyard. Even more surprising was the fact that the charming, cozy ranch-style brick cottage was only habitable for people under three-and-a-half-feet tall.

The fully functional and furnished home had an entrance and even included running water and electricity. Just like its full-size counterpart, the tiny house had a bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom, and a fireplace.

Anna and her family started asking around to find out who built the mini-residency and why. Information was scarce and often false. However, after some time, they did manage to find a person who knew the previous owners. It turned out that in the 1960s, a man built this miniature replica of the large house as a playhouse for his grandchildren.

Back in the day, when Anna bought her property, she thought it would be nice to have the tiny house in their back yard, but as the years passed, she, unfortunately, changed her mind and decided to sell it.

Due to its curious nature, the house has become a popular tourist attraction, and the soaring notoriety also brought vandals. People come and steal from it. Among the things missing are decorative wooden flowers, the front door, and furniture.

Anna can’t subdivide the lot, so she is currently looking to sell the house to somebody who would excavate it and take it. The starting bid is $10,000.

Would you buy this tiny house in New Jersey? What would you do with it — turn it into a photo booth, a museum, or use it as a playhouse for your own children? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.


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