Victoria’s Tiny House for Sale

by Kent Griswold on October 14th, 2012. 15 Comments

No Longer for Sale

Tiny house. Log cabin RV. Full kitchen. Dual washer and dryer. Lots of storage. All fine craftsman ship. Roof folds down allowing for travel. On mobile home axles.

My husband and I built it to move to Alaska. This will work great in the winter.

Selling it for 35,000 obo. Located in New Hampshire.

I want to buy a bus now and build a home in that. It is large compared to other tiny houses. It also has double lofts.

tiny house front and back

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The Doll’s House

by Kent Griswold on June 14th, 2012. 4 Comments

cnr McCutcheon Way and Cromwell Street Collingwood

This two roomed, 2.5 metre wide cottage was built at 130 Islington Street following a subdivision in the mid 1870s. Believed to be one of the smallest houses in Victoria, it is known locally as “the Doll’s House” because of its small size. Rate books show that it was one of the smallest in the street and attracted the lowest rates, only a fraction more than those blocks that were land only. Despite its size this tiny dwelling was a home for several families for over a century.

The Doll House

It was first owned by Mrs Mary Barker (occupation, home duties), for ten years or so. James Peddie, a blacksmith, bought the house in about 1886 and lived there with his wife and young daughter, Lilly May. Lilly died at the age of six only a couple of years after moving into the house, but the couple continued to live there until the early 20th century when they moved to Wellington Street. They let the house to a succession of tenants: Margaret Catlin, home duties; Sydney Andrewartha, a woodturner with two children; George Hirst, a laborer; it to the public as ‘the smallest house in Australia.’

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