Minimum size restrictions have long been a thorn in the side of tiny home advocates. So when Walsenburg, Colorado, not far from Colorado Springs, did away with its 600 square foot restriction last year, Rod Stambaugh, founder of Sprout Tiny Homes was quick to grab up a 4.5-acre parcel of land. He plans to build a community of tiny homes there and in other select districts around the state.
Stambaugh has long been a proponent of using tiny homes to address affordable housing shortages and attract new businesses to rural areas. “Tiny homes are the only solution that can save some of these declining rural communities or provide quality affordable housing in… the mountain communities that are booming,” Stambaugh recently told Outside Magazine.
The Walsenburg site will have 28 houses, a community center and an outdoor movie theatre. The homes, ranging from 262 to 672 square feet, will be for sale with a price tag between $60,000 and $130,000.
Another community, planned for Salida, Colorado, nestled in the mountains just west of Colorado Springs, is also in the planning stages. The Salida site will offer 200 tiny homes, 2 resident parks, a community center, an exercise facility and a restaurant. The site, which overlooks the Arkansas river, will also feature a network of walking trails.
Unlike the Walsenburg site, the Salida homes will be available for lease, from $750 to $1400 per month. Those who picture themselves living in a tiny home suburb – and can afford the not inconsiderable price tag – are invited to register their interest with Sprout.
Via Outside Magazine
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