THE tiny house movement has captured the imagination of a new breed of home owners who are choosing a teensy mortgage and a simpler life.
These two tiny Hilton properties have lots of style and panache and are like a mini-duplex cottage.
They are up for sale as pair: one is currently rented for $280 a week, while the owner lives in the other.
The weatherboard homes have a passive solar design, are fully insulated and separated by a soundproof wall.
Each of the ground floor areas are open-plan with a dining table tucked under the window, a lounge and the kitchen/laundry.
The kitchen may be compact but there’s plenty of white stone benchtops and cupboards, along with a Bosch oven.
Upstairs is a loft bedroom, under a cathedral ceiling.
Running along the front of the houses is a timber verandah that over looks a native garden.
With the price of vegetables set to rocket in the wake of bushfires in the eastern states, the five huge raised garden beds will appeal to those wanting to grow their own produce.
The beds are reticulated with drip-feed irrigation and there’s a garden shed and a potting shed with running water.
The 341sqm lot has a secure gate and is a rear survey-strata.
Situated on Harwood Street, there’s cafes, shops, a community garden and Hilton PCYC nearby, and South Beach and the Fremantle CBD are a short drive away.
Appliances and most of the furniture are included in the sale of these “self contained” cottages.
By JENNY D’ANGER
5a Harwood Street, Hilton
from $435,000 (both properties)
Cindy Loffell 0412 120 505
dethridgeGROVES Real Estate 9336 0740