Laguna Beach is widely known for having very expensive land that causes homes to be located close to each other and built on small residential lots. Many of these homes were built during the turn of the century as small vacation cottages from those who lived in the Los Angeles area. It's not uncommon to find a 400 square foot home in the South Laguna area and commonly referred to as a "Laguna Beach Charmer" that typically features a small living room, kitchen, bathroom and a small bedroom. Even with the small square footages these homes can be very expensive with the average medium price for a single family home starting at $600,000.
One of the most unusual tiny house that's currently on the market is located in the North Laguna area and situated right on the ocean front. From the street it's looks like a traditional house but once inside it is a very small 432 square foot house with a huge backyard. The backyard just happens to be located on the ocean front and is currently on the market for sale at $14,999,000. That's probably the most expensive tiny house for sale in all of California!
Our list below showcases all small houses in Laguna Beach that are under 1,000 square feet. For those who live in other parts of the country living in a 1,000 square foot home is unthinkable but for those who have lived in California for awhile it's just a matter of fact. Real Estate is so expensive that homes located by the beach tend to be much smaller since the location commands a premium in price. This is where most of the tiny houses will be located as larger homes tend to be located further away from the ocean where the land is less expensive.
There is also another option for those who like living in smaller spaces which is a manufactured home. Laguna Beach has several locations where manufactured homes can be purchased and tend to be much more affordable. For example, there is a tiny house located at 1133 Laguna Canyon Road that is currently on the market for $350,000. It's a one bedroom, one bath manufactured home that features 649 square feet. There are also many other similar properties to this that can be purchase for under $200,000 and located near the beach.
It's important to understand that you own the house but not the land since a monthly "land lease" is required to live in these mobile home parks. Rent spaces will vary depending on the property and location but can be as high as several thousand dollars a month. Laguna Beach Real Estate Is all about location, location, location so if you plan to live by the beach it will be expensive no matter which route you choose. For those interested in learning more about buying a home in this quaint beach town please don't hesitate and give us a call at 949-355-1622 today. We specialize in selling tiny houses to large estate homes on the beach and look forward to assisting you!