House Lust: A Brand-New Waterfront Tiny Home for $239,000 in Matunuck

Could you swing 400 square feet if it meant unobstructed waterfront views (and no flood insurance)?

Goodbye, stick-built beach cottage. Hello, tiny house on wheels.

This teeny, two-bedroom treat is the new kid on the block at the Village at Potter Pond, a classic beach community of trailers and stick-built homes a stone’s throw from Cap’n Jack’s seafood. It’s also a quick walk to Matunuck Oyster Bar and East Matunuck State Beach. And it has us wishing hard for summer on this dreary winter’s day.

According to listing agent David Cappucci of Key Real Estate Services, a Potter Pond plot owner demolished her waterfront stick-built house and replaced it with this brand new, pine-happy  “Escape” tiny home on wheels.

“The Village at Potters Pond is a co-op,” Cappucci explains of the corporation that owns the land, adding that a portion of the $239,000 asking price goes towards the membership buy-in. “So you own the corporation that owns the land there.”

Translation: The tiny house is on leased land that’s also owned by other plot owners, as well as corporate stakeholders. The lease fee is $7,565 per year “with the expectation to decrease,” Cappucci says. But there’s an upside to this scenario. Because the tiny home is on wheels and can be carted away in the event of a storm, it doesn’t require flood insurance like many of its affordable, but permanent, neighbors in South County.

It also means — attention: snowbirds — that the tiny house can leave with you at the end of the season.

Plus, it’s cute — a little like a boat, but better. No dinghy. No nightmares of falling overboard. Here’s a look inside:

 

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