I am fascinated with the local story here of the up house and I think the reason why is that in this world where everything is thrown away when broken, some things just cannot be bought, no matter the price!
This is the story of Edith Macefield and her tiny house. Her home is located in Ballard Washington. On the corner between Northwest 46th Street and 15th Avenue, in Ballard, Seattle, wedged between a Trader Joe’s and a LA Fitness, lies a little house. Surrounded by towering concrete walls on three sides, the hundred-year-old house belonged to the late Edith Macefield, a stubborn old woman, who famously turned down $1 million in 2006 refusing to sell her home to make way for a commercial complex. In doing so, she became something of a folk hero in the area. The story is about this womans desire to stay in her own home, the same home her mother lived and died in and the one she wanted to live and die in. You could not put a price tag on her determination to stay put.
I wanted to share the story with you because I really do find it amazing. We have had it published locally and across the US with the New York Times as well. I hope that you find this story as fascinating as I did.
Enjoy the story-Always stand up for what you believe in and have a blessed day!
the new your times link:
and the Seattle link: