WEST SACRAMENTO, California - Police said it's a first for them -- there have been high-profile crimes in which thousands of dollars worth of property was taken in the past, but never has the entire home gone missing.

Until now.

The house is a "tiny house," and measures 13 feet tall by 33 feet long by 8 feet wide.

Malinda Crichton has been building the home since August 2013 and has spent about $40,000 so far. She planned to finish it and move in by the end of the year.

The home was parked on a trailer in front of her apartment Monday night, but when she woke up Tuesday and went outside, it was gone.

"I let my little dog out, and I was totally shocked because my house was gone," Crichton said.

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