A tiny house on wheels tucked among the trees off the banks of Tub Lake in Minnesota is the week’s most popular listing on realtor.com®—and it could be yours for less than $100,000.
Chic, modern, and artfully laid out to make the most of the compact space, the tiny house sits on more than 2.5 acres in the northwest corner of the state. It’s an ideal vacation spot in the land of 10,000 lakes, or it could even be a year-round home base for a buyer looking to simplify. Alternatively, it could be hitched up to your truck and driven to an ideal destination.
If you thought tiny homes were a novelty way past their sell-by date, take a look at the hulking spreads beat out by this petite portable home. The modest and minimal dwelling drew more views than Tom Brady’s Massachusetts estate, Vanna White’s Beverly Hills compound, and the historic childhood home of General Robert E. Lee in Virginia.
But it’s the sensible, yet whimsical, tiny house on wheels that racked up the most clicks this week, proving that living well doesn’t require a ton of square footage—just smart planning and a taste for adventure.
Roll along with us as we count down the entire list of this week’s most popular homes…
Why it’s here: Football GOAT Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, have slashed the price on their sprawling 5-plus-acre estate by more than $6 million, perhaps signaling that the family is planning to leave the area sooner rather than later. What they’re leaving behind is a custom 12,000-square-foot main house built in 2015, as well as a detached barn-style yoga studio and guesthouse.
Why it’s here: The childhood home of Robert E. Lee, this six-bedroom, 8,100-square-foot home has been restored and brought into the 21st century. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home is within walking distance of shops, dining parks, and more, and is just minutes from the planned new Amazon HQ2 in Crystal City. It was available last year for $8.5 million, and it went off the market today—perhaps a signal that a deal is in the offing?
Why it’s here: It’s a nature retreat unlike any other. This 40-acre estate on the Vermillion River features a 9,200-square-foot main house surrounded by woods, trails, and wetlands. The property known as Haven Estate has been lingering on the market since 2014, when it debuted with a list price of $3.45 million.
Why it’s here: “Wheel of Fortune” host Vanna White is selling this massive, 5-acre property set behind the gates of Beverly Park Estates. Fireplaces from European castles, triple crown moldings, and a two-story foyer are just a few of the regal appointments throughout the home. The estate also has its own vineyard of Merlot grapes, which produce about 150 cases of wine each year. The eight-bedroom mansion was built in 1997, and we bet White would be willing to throw in a vowel or two with the deal.
Beverly Hills, CA
Why it’s here: Built in 1915 by the architect Louis Kemper as his personal residence, this French classical mansion has been fully restored by the current owners across its more than 7,000 square feet. Highlights of the spectacular limestone home include hand-painted ceilings, a grand marble staircase, marble floors and walls, and walls of windows that overlook the home’s pool and rose gardens.
Why it’s here: This home is a modern take on a Bucks County farmhouse, and the result is comfortable and eminently chic. Dubbed “Barenhaus,” which translates to “Bear House,” the five-bedroom main house sits on nearly 6.5 acres. Features include picture windows, professional-grade lighting for art collectors, a glass-walled wine room, and outdoor space for entertaining.
New Hope, PA
Why it’s here: Charm aplenty! Known as the Morgan-Skinner-Boyd Homestead and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this Italianate brick home sits on 6 acres. The property also includes a barn, pump house, and milk shed. Built in 1877, with a kitchen added around 1900, the house features original woodwork, hardwood floors, arched windows, and an ornate cupola. It’s in need of an owner interested in restoring the home to its past grandeur.
Why it’s here: Custom-built and completed in 2016, this modern farmhouse sits on over 2 acres, filled with mature trees and a stream. The four-bedroom home’s interiors feature a wide-open floor plan, custom beveled-glass exterior doors, custom tilework, shiplap for days, and a suite with kitchenette. Outdoors, enjoy the wraparound porch and the inviting pool.
Why it’s here: We love a great story, and we love a great storybook home even more. This darling home from 1927 sits on 2 lush acres and includes old-school charm blended with modern updates. Filled with natural light, the 2,300-square-foot home includes a luxury bathroom with granite floors and jetted tub. A garden-level basement provides plenty of room for a workshop.
Why it’s here: This tiny house on wheels is simple, cheap, and stylish. Completed in 2017, it features steel siding, spray foam insulation, on-demand hot water, a washer/dryer combo unit, sleep loft, and compost toilet. There’s also a fenced yard, doghouse, and a deep well, making this an ideal spot for back-to-nature weekends away or even a year-round home with an affordable price tag.
The current owners would prefer to sell the home along with the 2.5 acres it sits on, but the home does sit on wheels. Which means any buyers with a solid offer could truly drive away with a home of their very own.
Lake Park, MN
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Source: Housing Trends Feed