10 Tiny Homes for Short-Term Rentals Listed for $3.3 Million in Houston

In a city as vast as Houston, some make use of not very large homes.

Ten tiny homes at 1510 Dumble Street are for sale in Eastwood in Houston, near the telephone road and across the street from Eastwood Academy High School. EaDo is a few blocks away, as is the Hunter Pence board game café, Coral Sword.

The homes, some of which are currently listed on AirBnb as “The Dumble Doors,” range from 650 to 800 square feet, with all 10 homes sold by Sotheby’s International Realty for a total price of $3.3 million.

“If we can’t sell it all at once, we don’t want to sell,” said real estate agent Jonathan Williamson.

The property is listed as a “income generating small household area,” with ten modern and functional units with a small footprint. The homes were built by Refuge and designed by local Brett Zamore Design.

The property, located at 1510 Dumble Street, sells for $3.3 million with ten tiny homes on it.

Courtesy / Sotheby’s International Realty

Dumbbell houses have a maximum of two floors and are ideal for short-term rental. Williamson said that although the listing has been on AirBnb for the past few years, it has produced an occupancy rate of 90 percent. Williamson also said that if they can’t get the right price for homes, they might just keep them on AirBnbs.

“They usually go for $120 to $150 a night,” Williamson said. “They’re also available to rent all 10 homes at once for large groups. At that point the tenant will go for $2800 a night.”

They also book because of their proximity to the medical center and downtown stadiums, and they are within walking distance of many local cafes and art galleries, Williamson said.

Williamson also said that tiny homes in Houston may be trendy because the average home in Houston is $400,000 and first-time homebuyers are buying smaller homes because of it. The listing price for the property amounts to a sale of tiny homes at $330,000 each, and the ten homes are expected to generate about $35,000 per month on average, Williamson said.

The property, located at 1510 Dumble Street, sells for $3.3 million with ten tiny homes on it.
The property, located at 1510 Dumble Street, sells for $3.3 million with ten tiny homes on it.

Courtesy / Sotheby’s International Realty

The original development of the land was reconfigured into three- and four-story condominium units, but developers and real estate brokers decided not to build homes above the Eastwood neighborhood.

“We didn’t want to put four-story homes tall on top of those historic cottages,” Williamson said. “We worked with Brett and came up with a plan that uses those homes while we build something a little less significant.”

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