What the town of Spur, TX has done is thrilling for the tiny house movement. The mayor has declared Spur as a “Tiny House Friendly Town” and the city council is finalizing an ordinance that makes tiny houses legal. They are so organized, in fact, that they have a website dedicated to this mission. We hope to spread the story about Spur to all corners of the world. Not only because we want Spur to succeed but because what they are doing is a model for hundreds (perhaps thousands) of other small towns.
Big and important changes are afoot in the complex world of tiny houses and codes and this is a fantastic example of that. In the interview below we speak with David Alsbury, a lovely gentleman who is passionate about this mission. World, meet David, the sweet town of Spur, Texas, and his cohorts, Randy, and Corey Witters.
4. What did Spur do to become a tiny house friendly town? Was it hard getting ordinances to support tiny housing? So, at the head of main street sits a little old pioneer house with an American flag flying. The towns people are the inheritors of a cowboy/rancher/farmer tradition that goes back a long way. Folks here are serious about self sufficiency, every truck you see, (although it’s often a tractor) going down main street has a flatbed with welding machine, dog and fencing tools. A bunch of the old houses in town are tiny, so tiny houses as we know them now are not a novel concept to the inhabitants. By the way, the most expensive house for sale in town is an 80’s built, sprawling brick rambler that would sell for $400,000 in the San Fernando valley. It’s listed at $65,000, you can get it for $55,000!
Thank you so much again David for reaching out with this amazing story. We trust that what you are doing there will help not only the wonderful residents of Spur, but also tiny housers around the country, and ultimately other small communities needing an influx of new residents. To our readers, please share this story with as many people as possible and let’s get the word out about this concept. To access their website, please click HERE. There’s even a person there that can help you with your own tiny house build if you don’t want to do it yourself. And hey, Randy says, “For a limited time only, one free cool standing golf cart to each new tiny house owner in spur!” Perhaps that is an offer that you simply can’t refuse!