Couple Finds Miniature House On Property - Then Realize What It's Used For
Michelle Shreeve 12/14/2016
When most people browse for houses on the internet, they come across ones that have certain features they are looking for. Each house has it own special perks, and depending on which perks it has to offer, determines whether or not you are ultimately interested in buying it.
Well imagine being interested in a nice big house for you and your family, only to discover it had a surprise little addition...sitting right in the backyard.
Upon looking at the initial specs of a house, you usually learn everything about it upfront. So if the realtor fills you in on a guest house that is located in your backyard, that's just an additional perk. However, when we think of a guest house, we tend to think of another house slightly smaller than the house we are purchasing--but not one significantly "smaller."
When Matt and Anna Jones purchased their dream home in Brick New Jersey, they never expected it would come with a mysterious little bonus in the backyard. On their property they discovered a miniature home, fully furnished with tables, chairs, and all of the normal décor you would find in any old house.
There was one catch to their guest house however--it was only 3 1/2 feet tall. Anna is 5'3, and was standing next to the house looking down at it, trying to figure out what the previous owners used it for. Although there was furniture in the house, everything was the size of a child--the piano, the fireplace, and even the kitchen cabinets.
Believe it or not, inside the tiny dwelling was a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and even once had running water.
Supposedly this house was placed on the map decades ago, according to Matt and Anna's new neighbors. Apparently circus little people used to live there long ago back in the 60s, hence why everything was so teeny inside it. These were just rumors, as another story Matt and Anna were told, was that dwarves still lived there.
The miniature dwelling located in Matt and Anna's new backyard was famous, as everyone in the surrounding area and those who passed through have heard the stories and rumors about it. However, Matt and Anna did end up finding out the real truth behind the iconic little house...
Since they purchased their home, Matt and Anna have had fun decorating the playhouse for the holidays and special occasions. People are still intrigued about their famous landmark, and it is still included in the gossip of this New Jersey area to this day. They even let tourists stop by and take pictures when requested.
Unfortunately, when Hurricane Sandy occurred, the storm destroyed most of the miniature house's interior, which has now made it look even creepier than it did before, because the floors have been peeling up, and leaves have been filling up the floor space. On top of that, thieves have been vandalizing the cottage and stealing items over the years as well.
Matt and Anna are extremely happy and comfortable in their dream home, so there is no selling in the near future for them at all. However, they did finally decide to sell the miniature cottage due to the stress of the storm damage and vandalism that has occurred there over the years.
Watch this video to take an inside look at the miniature cottage.
Miniature homes are not as uncommon on properties as one would think. Guest houses are popular, and sometimes homeowners just want a small guest house space compared to a normal sized one.