We now have 4 months until the planned relocation. We’re officially starting the search for a place to park our tiny cottage and we thought that if we listed what we’re hoping to find, that readers could possibly keep an eye out for leads.
The host-house owners will be happy to have a tiny house on their property. Although the property we’ll live on will probably already have a house on it, we’d also be open to renting an empty lot instead. I already know how to research who the owners are. I just need the address or nearest cross streets.
The area will be quiet and safe. We won’t have anything to steal, but when walking/biking near the cottage in the darker winter hours we’d like to feel fairly safe.
Not too far from the University of Washington or downtown. A 30 minute or less commute by public transport would be ideal but we’re open to living farther out if need be. Farther out simply means we’ll definitely be ready to do the 208 mile Seattle to Portland bike ride our first July there (with minimal extra training).
The monthly rent for the space will be reasonable. We simply need a space to park the cottage, an outdoor extension cord for our tiny fridge and a garden hose for a hookup for showers when we don’t shower at the YMCA after a morning workout. Besides the rent, we can pay extra for our utility usage (although we don’t think you’ll notice much of a difference to your regular bill). Wireless internet would be a big plus, but isn’t necessary. We also don’t need access to the host-house as we can use nearby laundry facilities and have our own kitchen and bathroom. To rent a room in Seattle (including utilities and access to a washer and dryer) is running about $450 so we would expect to pay less than that since we need less and won’t be invading anyone’s privacy. I’d be very willing to help with the gardening or help with house maintenance to keep our rent low.
We pay our rent on time, won’t be having any large, loud parties, don’t have any drama in our lives, don’t smoke and we don’t have any pets although we do like them. We would like to secure a place to live before we arrive in August.
If you live in, or about 30 minutes from, the UW or downtown,
have a space that you would like to rent to us,
have an elderly relative who could use the extra income/help around the yard
or see an empty lot somewhere,
then please contact us directly by clicking on the "-Contact Us-" link under our photo.
Thanks, and we’ll see you soon in Seattle!
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