This tiny home in Oshawa is back on the market for 375K
A unique tiny home in Oshawa on sale again but this time the asking price has nearly doubled.
The 253-square-foot home drew a lot of attention last time it was up for sale. The previous home owner said interest in the property was "bananas" and six offers came on the first day it was listed.
The home is open concept with a loft accessed by a ladder. It is believed to have been built sometime between 1900 and 1942 but there were significant renovations before it was sold in 2019.
More upgrades have been made over the last two years and the lot size has increased, current home owner Chris Arthur told blogTO. Arthur said he had a survey done and discovered part of the neighbouring property actually belonged to 96 Quebec.
"So that is how the lot got bigger," Arthur said. "Now it is a full-sized building lot."
Arthur upgraded the water heater and added new siding. It has new appliances including a stove and fridge. He re-sodded the yard and removed a tree, which is bringing in more sunlight. He feels the price is fair.
"It is kind of market value, if you look in Oshawa you don't find any house for under $450," he said.
Since he posted the home for sale on Kijiji on March 1, he had about 600 visits and two offers. The offers were too low and he turned them down, he said. He has one other person coming to see the home on March 6 who says she wants to buy the home.
When it was listed in 2019, the home drew a lot of interest.
"The last time the house was for sale, over 1,500 people came on a weekend to see it," he said.
He said he rented out the home after he bought it and had hundreds of people interested.
Arthur believes it is the smallest legal dwelling in Oshawa and likely in Ontario.
"It is probably the smallest house in Canada," he said.
Having stayed in the home for a week himself, he added: "It is comfortable, you have got everything you need there."
Compared to condos in the city, this place is cheap, and unlike condos, there is a yard and no monthly fees — if you don't mind moving to Oshawa, that is.
This story was updated on March 10 to include the new listing on Dan Plowman Real Estate.
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