First “Tiny House” Friendly City!
Spur, Texas officially declares itself as the the first “Tiny House” friendly city in the US! This is HUGE news for all of us tiny house fans. Spur, a small, rural town has come up with an extremely innovative solution to its population shortage: make itself tiny house friendly. Being appreciative of the tiny house movement’s innovative outlook, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to being good land stewards, and just general awesomeness, they hope to have lots of tiny housers move into their sweet community. To read more about the team that put this resolution together and about Spur itself, please click HERE.
Spur, Texas Becomes Americas’ First “Tiny House” Friendly City
PRLog – Jul. 20, 2014 – SPUR, Texas — The City Council of Spur, TX passed a resolution tonight designating the City of Spur as Americas’ first officially “Tiny House Friendly” town. The resolution tips its hat to the movement toward smaller and more efficient dwellings that has grown into a national trend dubbed the “Tiny House Movement” by proponents and the press. Motivated by downward pressure on wages and real estate prices and an abhorrence of waste, a new generation of pioneers is setting about re-inventing the American dream, harking back to the pioneer spirit of early settlers who carved lives out of the wilderness with a determined focus on self-sufficiency and modest living. But this is not your great grandfathers’
“Spur embodies the ‘Spirit of the West’,” says Randy Adams, author of the resolution. “We recognize kindred spirits when we see them and we want these new pioneers to know they’re welcome in Spur.” “We saw that larger cities haven’t been all that welcoming to smaller houses, seemingly unable to remove permitting and code obstacles, (usually requiring square footage to be 1,000 sq./ft. or more), so we hoped we could help by removing restrictions related to home size.” Adams says, “Folks who want to live the “Tiny” house life in Spur need only to build with quality, connect to city utilities and pay taxes like everybody else.”
More information about the Spur “Tiny” house initiative can be found at www.spurfreedom.com