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When Anna Jones and her husband, Matt, bought their property on Queen Anne Road in Brick, NJ in 2000, they didn’t realize they were inheriting a community landmark. The couple who originally owned the property built a special playhouse for their grandchildren behind the main house. This tiny structure, which cannot comfortably accommodate anyone taller than 3½ feet, has turned Jones into somewhat of a local celebrity.
The property is available for sale, but at the time of this publication there is no asking price; Jones is open to offers. “We haven’t really come up with a concrete number yet. I listed it on one of those garage sale auction sites and set the starting bid at $10,000. But people have to understand that to excavate it and move it is not going to be cheap. Water lines have to be capped, because there is running water to it. I’m not an engineer, so I’m not sure of all that that would entail.”
So what’s so special about this playhouse?
This 1960’s playhouse is a fully-functioning house that’s sized for children!
When they bought the property in 2000, they didn’t know it would be a tourist trap. There were even some travelers from Israel that stopped by the tiny home during their tour of the coast.
When hurricane Sandy came through, it caused $10,000 in damages to the property (along with $78,000 to their main house).
This “Brick Midget House,” (as pejoratively dubbed by locals) must have been quite the chore to build. Can only imagine how many things had to be custom fitted.
Yet it is fully functional with electricity, running water, and a fireplace.
Fun Fact: Anna didn’t even know the house was part of her property when she purchased the property. It sits in the back of her lot and it wasn’t mentioned in any of the house listings. It wasn’t until she signed the papers that she found out about this tiny house.
Aside from creepy items being stored in the little home, it also has scaled down furniture, and a scaled down piano.
I’m guessing they couldn’t get a child sized stove for the kitchen.
This is a full bathroom with a shower!
The Jones’ have had a problem with vandalism, which may be why they put up the creepy decorations and turned off the water.
I mean, what better than a dead Daffy to make trespassers think twice about curling up on this tiny bed for the night?
Despite the hurricane damage and vandalism, the home is still sound enough to be restored with some effort.
H/T Little Things | NJ.com
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