The bold tiny house stands on NW 46th street. Surrounded by a large shopping center, the house defies development.

Once owned by Edith Macefield, the house is now on the market. With no asking price, it’s a unique sale. Balloons that include messages about Edith and Up decorate the fence. The land is valued at $137,700.

Those interested will make an offer but there’s no guarantee the highest bid will win. The house will be given to those who are committed to honoring Macefield’s memory.

Macefield died in 2008 at age 86. Similar to the story of the main character in the Disney movie Up, the house stands against industrial development.

Macefield captured hearts and gained admirers around the world when she turned down a $1 million offer to sell her home.

“I don’t want to move. I don’t need the money. Money doesn’t mean anything,” she told the Seattle P-I in October before her death in June of 2008.

She continued living in the old house while concrete buildings rose around her. As construction continued, Macefield would turn her television on or turn up her favorite opera music.

The house has changed since Macefield left it. The most recent owner made plans to rebuild the foundation but never completed the task. The inside of the home is unfurnished and lacks plumbing and electrical wiring.

More information about the Macefield home can be found here.


Katrina Aman is an aspiring journalist who desires to be a person of positive influence. Particularly passionate about poverty alleviation and civil rights, she hopes her writing takes her where she can improve lives.