Recently, Ron and I have been discussing the feasibility of the placement of tiny houses. Okay, so you build the little house of your dreams~now, where do you put it? We were lucky to have a place with no zoning issues before we began building. What can you do if you aren’t lucky enough to find a place like that? Find a community, of course!
While brainstorming areas to consider for this post, I immediately thought of Portland. Portland loves everybody, but it will have to wait because Ron remembered that he saw something on TV about a tiny house friendly town in Texas. Since I was born on Lackland Airforce Base, I have a bit of a connection to Texas. So, I did a quick Google search, which led me to an interview with David Alsbury about Spur, Texas. If you are looking for a place to kick off your boots and sit a spell, Spur Texas might be the place for you.
It seems that Spur likes little or tiny houses and welcomes anyone willing to move there. They even created a Resolution to prove it. It’s a win-win situation according to David. Many small towns in America need to be rejuvenated, and the people who are interested in this movement can bring new life to these communities. Spur has many small town amenities and is relatively close to cities that have more “Big Time” events. David mentions that “Spur is also a wondrous retirement spot with weather better than Florida, 55 average daily temperature in January, 88 degrees outside as I write this in July.” You can’t beat that!
You might even ask Brad Kittel to come up from Southern Texas and build a reclaimed materials tiny house for you. I love these designs, and he is using a part of history to create the homes.
Way to go, Brad!
I’ll see you next time on my “It Takes a Village” tour.
Until then, stay small and prosper!