The Worldâ€™s First Tiny-Home Suburb
Joyce Park stashed this in Modern problems
Tiny houses are all cute, but there are a lot of hidden issues to owning any house -- including zoning. A town near Colorado Springs is going to allow homes smaller than 600 square feet, and a tiny home builder is going to make a subdivision.
I get nervous when tiny homes are pitched as the "only" solution.
In Colorado, the small units could be a solution to a chronic mountain-town problem: lack of affordable housing for the people who work there. Thatâ€™s how Rod Stambaugh, founder and president ofÂ Sprout Tiny Homes, sees them. His plan: to build the worldâ€™s first tiny-home subdivision and revolutionize the rural economy in the process.
â€śTiny homes are the only solution that can save some of these declining rural communities or provide quality affordable housing inâ€¦the mountain communities that are booming,â€ť he says.
"...Salida [CO] units will have long-term leases, starting at $750 per month for the 262-square-foot homes and increasing to $1,400 per month for the 672-square-foot units, Stambaugh says".
That doesn't strike me as a particularly good deal.