It’s about the size of a taco truck and comes with a living room, bathroom and bedroom. This 1925, pint-sized bungalow is perhaps one of Echo Park’s smallest, free-standing homes with less than 300-square-feet of space, according to online property records. Located behind a larger home at the corner of Lake Shore Avenue and Berkeley Street, the tiny, wood-sided home measures only 9-feet, 6-inches wide – barely big enough to fit a front door and window – by 22-feet, five-inches long, said co-owner Ted Dorsey. After buying and renovating the property last year, Dorsey and his partner were a bit concerned about finding a tenant for the pint-sized property when they put it up for rent late last year. The house, according to one neighbor, was put up for rent at about $1,000 a month. But despite its smallish dimensions, there was no shortage of applicants for the place, Dorsey said. “People were falling all over themselves to rent it,” said Dorsey, standing in front of the newly painted house that faces Lake Shore. In fact, the new tenant has already taken up residence in the tiny house Hope there is room for a house-warming party.
May 10, 2018