Want a tiny house for next to nothing?


If you're interested in a tiny home and have a tiny budget, this might be a giant opportunity for you.

A bankruptcy auction next door in Alabama has more than two dozen dwellings in various states of completion up for grabs.

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The lots are up for bid online through April 4. Other items are available as well, including assorted tools and building materials, along with refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryer units and other appliances (presumably, they're the size that would fit a tiny home, but check the catalogue listing for specifics).

Now of course there are lots of caveats. The lots are sold as-is with no warranty and no guarantee. The homes, as noted, are in "various states of completion," meaning some are 70 to 85 percent done and some are basically just-started framework. The rotating images above show photos of one of the more complete units; its current bid is $18,250.

The just-started homes are going for next to nothing - as little as $425 for a framed-up model to $4,100 for one that's much further along.

If you enter a bid, that's a legally binding action. No retracting bids once they're made. You can pay with cash, a wire transfer or certified check - that's it - and payment must be made by April 7. You need to come get your new castle after April 11.

Image: Google Maps

And, this is happening about a four-hour drive from Atlanta, at the now-bankrupt Lil' Lodges of Alabama in Bear Creek. Here's a handy map to give you an idea of where the auction action is.

So, not super convenient but for the enterprising handyperson who wants to live simply without spending a lot, this could be an interesting opportunity.

All details are here on the Pearce & Associates web site .

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Jennifer Brett
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