Tiny Home Communities: Worth the Hype? – The Country Connection

01/11/2019

The Tiny Home Movement

The Tiny Home Movement has been growing since the late nineties, and with that growth comes the question… Where can I put mine?

For those who don’t know, a Tiny Home is exactly what it sounds like: a Tiny House. How tiny are we talking? Imagine a home complete with a bathroom, kitchen, closets, living area, bedroom, and cute little windows… then shrink it down and put it on an 8’ x 20’ trailer. Now you have an idea of how small a Tiny House is. Why would someone want to do this? Well, there are a lot of reasons people build Tiny Homes. Tiny Homes are usually much cheaper than owning a full-sized home. Many people choose to build their own or have a Tiny Home Builder create one to their specifications (custom home, dirt cheap). But the main reason that someone might want to own a Tiny House is to leave all of the excesses of their life behind and focus on living a great life without worrying about their stuff. To live a minimalistic life

The Biggest Problem with the Tiny House Movement

It’s not “Where do I put my drum set?”, “What about the bathroom?”, or “Will I look crazy?” The biggest problem that people who live in Tiny Houses face is, “Where do I put my home?” It is a huge struggle to find a place to park your home.

Zoning laws and potential neighbors who don’t want you accidentally driving down their property value are usually the culprits. What are your options? You can buy a huge piece of land and park your Tiny Home on it, but this still can lead to problems with zoning. Plus, while isolation can be a good thing for some people, it is not for everyone.

You could talk a friend or relative into letting you put your home in their backyard. However, depending on where you live this could be illegal, and your host’s neighbors might not take to kindly to you living there. RV parks usually are open to Tiny Home living—they are halfway there. But they usually don’t share the same minimalist lifestyle that the Tiny House movement has become famous for—and the movement is trying to avoid the label of being a fancy RV. But what if you could collaborate with like-minded individuals? What if there was some kind of utopia that created a support group of friends all on the same adventure? What if there was? Some Land Developers are starting to see the value of creating a Tiny House Community.

 

159 Acre Tract of Land For Sale

 

Communities

A Tiny Home Community is exactly what it sounds like, a group of people who live in individual Tiny Houses living in the same area. They might be friends who bought a piece of land and all pay their portion to live there. Or they might be a group of strangers who just bought their little lots next to one another. But in the end, they became a community.

So why should you look at moving to a Tiny Home Community?

1. It easily solves the problem of where to put your home. Many Communities have put the time in to make themselves legal before they started renting or selling spots to live.

2. It gives you a support group of people who are on the same journey as you. They will often have the same goals as you and help you along the way.

3. Amenities, amenities, amenities. Many lots not only include great things like a shared garden, hot tub, or community area, but the lot fees also can include water, taxes, sewer, laundromat, landscaping, and trash pickup.

Satellite Homes

While some communities are businesses like apartment complexes and RV parks, the satellite home style of community is based around a “big house” in which the residents place two to six “Satellite” Tiny Houses on a lot around the full-size house.

This provides the residents with the privacy of their own homes while giving them access to community areas like a living room and kitchen for game nights and shared meals.

Should You Move onto a Tiny Home Community?

If you value your privacy and want to cut off all contact from the outside world, you should definitely avoid a Tiny Home Community.

For everyone else, the answer obviously depends on your needs. They are a fantastic option, giving you a ton of benefits while still holding on to the Tiny Home charm. Where else can you find a group of friendly people who are living the same life you do, and get to build a community with them? Visit our preferred builder, Greenwood Tiny Homes, for more information on building your own tiny home.

For the Tiny Home Movement, the greatest problem has always been “where can I put my Tiny House?”

The answer has been found— a Tiny Home Community

24 comments

  • Cathy Wallace
    November 17, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Your exactly right! Most people don’t want them in their space! MS has a GREAT NEED for these! And there’s none!

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  • Nancy Burba
    November 19, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I love tiny houses and I have friends near Knoxville in Sweetwater. Also near Chattonooga in Eijay, Ga.

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  • Stacy Norcross
    November 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Several friends and I are interested in our own tiny homes community…

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    • Country Tracts
      January 20, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      That’s awesome, Stacy! We are currently putting together showings on our property for February 1st. Our tiny home vendor will have a model available for you to check out. If you would like more information you can contact Ervin or fill out our form again on https://www.countrytracts.com/land-for-sale/tennessee/huckleberry/

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  • Caridad Prado
    November 22, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Hello, we are interesting in North Georgia. Thanks.

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  • Karen Royer
    November 23, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Interested in learning more about the tiny home community. From builders to property size and costs.

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  • Kandy Davis
    November 26, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Looking for a tiny house community in Tampa bay area, Florida and Tennessee and North Carolina. Also perhaps, Phoenix Arizona where my sister is.

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    • Country Tracts
      January 20, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      Hey Kandy,

      We would be happy to show you around this property on Feb. 1st. Let me know if you would like our Tennessee rep to reach out.

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  • Carol Blakeman
    December 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    I’d like to get more details please.

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    • Country Tracts
      January 20, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      Carol! No problem! Will have our TN rep reach out to you with more information.

      Thanks

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  • brian
    December 14, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I’m a disabled veteran from chicago we’ve lived in tenn.about a year we are interested in a couple acres and a tiny home but I am 6’7 ” so it has to be right

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    • Country Tracts
      January 20, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      Hey Brian, we just sell the land. So if you want to get that out of the way. Let us know, there are no restrictions on when you have to build!

      Otherwise, our tiny home vendor who we are working with on this sale is greenwood tiny homes https://www.greenwoodtinyhomes.com/

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  • Michelle
    December 26, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Would like some additional information

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    • Country Tracts
      January 20, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      Hey Michelle! Thanks for your inquiry. We had our Tennessee, Ervin, rep reach out. Let us know if you would like any more info or want to tour the property on Feb. 1st

      All the best!

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  • Alisa davis
    January 11, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    How much land with the 81000 tiny home

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    • Country Tracts
      January 20, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      Hey Alisa, that offer amount is for a tract that is almost two acres. It’s not the only tract available it’s just a special offer we worked out with our Tiny Home vendor. I can have our Tennessee rep reach out to you with more information if you’d like.

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  • JoAnn
    January 12, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Please text me or email me regarding this properties

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    • Country Tracts
      January 20, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      JoAnn, no problem. Will get our Tennessee rep to reach out to you.

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  • John E. Faulk
    January 13, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Want a small log cabin in the mountains. Middle Tenassee . But dont want to live in a community. Want to retire and hunt deer / turkey. And hiking,I’m an ole combat vet 70 yrs.disabilty 80% going to leave the place to a grandson. Need a fire place. Take your time. I am on a budget. Understand a may be able to go thrue VA. Oh and I’m no Ruby ridge nut case. I just see n a program about that last night. That why I chuckled when I said I dont want to live in a community. Neighbors are fine,but not too many. I might be seen chasing my dog late at night in my underware.

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  • Cathryn Ballington
    January 14, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    I would be interested in seeing some floor plans, please. I know what the tiny home movement is; how much space between the homes in the tiny home community and does it have HOA rules like other planned communities? Thank you.

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    • Country Tracts
      January 20, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      Hey Cathryn! We just sell the land. We have 3-10 acre lots available so that’s some pretty good distance between you and your neighbors. You are more than welcome to tour the lots if you’d like, just set up an appointment with our TN land specialist Ervin. I could have him reach out to you if you’d like to learn a little bit more about the property first. There’s no deadline or timeline to build so you could buy the property and hang on to it until you find your perfect tiny home layout.

      If you’d like to take a look at our vendor all that information is on their website – https://www.greenwoodtinyhomes.com/

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  • Joel Efosa
    May 4, 2020 at 5:29 am

    There are many several point of tiny home like space, style etc. home builder can help you achieve your dream home. So, You need a profession home builder before planing.

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  • May 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm

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    Reply

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