“Why on earth would you want to buy that thing?” – my Dad.

When I moved back to my hometown after accepting a job offer in Chicago, I never intended to join the “tiny house movement,” nor was my goal to buy a “fixer-upper”. But, as I looked through MLS listings in a 5 mile radius of the Amtrak station, this little guy kept appearing in the results.

Between June and September my realtor, Dave Corban must have shown me at least 20 homes around Racine. I assessed┬ámy particular financial circumstances, the location, and time and effort to improve this property, among others, and it turned out to really be the best deal. I made an offer in September for an all-cash deal and closed in October. Since then, its been an interesting 7 months. In addition to the fun of planning a total remodel, I’ve also had to battle other unforeseen issues – especially around banking rules.

The Little Quonset’s specs

Built in 1947
Width – 20ft
Length – 28ft
Square footage – 560 sq ft
Lot size – 40 x 100

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