Tiny House Friendly Town!

Tiny House Friendly Town

tiny house town spur texas

David, Corey and Randy are 3 of the visionaries behind turning Spur into a tiny house friendly town.

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.

1. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview David! Would you please introduce yourself? My name is David Alsbury, age 54, former CEO of two dot.coms and entrepreneurial founder/co-founder of 7 or 8 tech companies over the last 25 years. I was raised in the north woods of Minnesota. My business career began in Minneapolis and extended to LA, NYC, etc.


tiny house town spur2. What led you to Spur, TX? I discovered some family history tied to the founding of Texas and decided to explore. I found out that an old accomplice from the tech boom of the nineties had set up in Spur and just had to see him and find out why. He talked me into moving here too. Thing is, the town is like so many others in the midwest, shrinking due to low farm work demand, (machines pick the cotton nowadays). Now it’s smaller but oh, so peaceful and beautiful as it sits on the plains surrounded by canyons and cotton fields.


3. Do you live in a tiny house? What is your personal interest/passion for tiny house living? I’ve been following the tiny house movement since Jay Shafer started Tumbleweed Tiny Houses. My grand plan was to find acreage in the Sierras, build a tiny house and disappear. I’ve always wanted to be low impact in how I live, but my business career didn’t lend itself to that very well, so I wanted to re-orient myself now that I’m free to do so. I didn’t end up in a tiny house here because there are too many beautiful old brick buildings on main street sitting empty., I decided to make a loft out one of them instead, (you would not believe what I paid for the building). Figured it was low-impact to reuse an existing building with great thermal mass (16″ thick brick walls).


tiny house town spur texas4. 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!


The ordinance request went something like this: Randy Adams, a well respected entrepreneur and mechanical genius in town, (can fix anything and founder of an innovative roofing application machine/system) got the idea and talked to individual council members and the mayor. He described the idea of declaring Spur a tiny house friendly town and everyone was immediately intrigued. The key is small town, young people moving away, infrastructure for 3,000 but supporting only 900 or so, everyone concerned about maintaining their town, (of which they are immensely proud) and wanting a strategy to do so that also includes bringing the right kind of people. Well, the profile of 20 to 40 something, tech savvy, self sufficiency minded, energetic, polite people fits right in there, so, no big problem there.


tiny house town spur texas

5. What are local reactions to this new development? So far, so good! There’s actual excitement brewing as it’s something new around here. Folks think it’s a great idea and are somewhat bewildered at the idea that they’re doing anything special. The town demographics are pretty simple, half hispanic in origin, half caucasian great-grandchildren of pioneers. It’s Texas, so everyone has grown up accustomed to a mixed population proposition, (the old term from the Republic days was Texican). There are at least ten churches, the town is central to Dickens county, which itself has 2,700 people in 900 square miles!  There’s the Lawrence Brothers Grocery, Rowel’s department store, Dana’s pharmacy, Chastains Ace hardware, The Dixie Dog, the Turnaround Cafe, Gloria’s and Ron’s pizza place, the feed store, etc. And Jerry, a retired systems manager from the postal service, can fix your iPhone or PC in his shop/loft in one of the old buildings. Basically, it’s as close to Mayberry as you can get without Don Knotts.


tiny house town spur texas6. Do you see what is happening in Spur as a potential model for other towns? I absolutely do! And here’s why: small towns are dying, they cost so little to live in that millenials can’t comprehend it, but millennials are exactly who the small towns want and need. There’s a fiber-optic trunk into town, the Caprock Telephone co-op can wire a tiny house with fiber! I have friends in San Francisco who are still on copper! Small towns have everything going for them, if people would only take notice. A big crime spree is some kids breaking a window or scribbling on a wall. OK, there is the occasional duel over a woman or a horse…that’s a joke…kind of… Anyway, you’re looking at towns that want to grow, or at least resuscitate, and they need young people to take an interest, (and you hear that a lot, first question I got asked when I moved here was, “Did you bring any babies?). Lubbock, TX is a 300,000 person, fast growing city that is 70 miles away. I can drive that in an hour and be eating Sushi at the Hyashi Grill, having seen maybe one car every mile on the way. We have around one million potential customers within a two hour radius for all kinds of light manufacturing/tech/professional services, but who’s gonna offer those things? People who move to towns like these and start something are well regarded indeed, if not seen as full blown, heroic figures, as long as they’re polite!


Spur, Tx7. What is the advantage/benefit to Spur for changing ordinances to support tiny housing? The benefits are numerous and tied to the demographic of those considering tiny houses, which, as a matter of perception, are concerned, thoughtful, innovative, self-sufficient, practical, freedom loving people.You know, like pioneers! If those folks start moving here, the town grows, in all sorts of ways. So, y’all come on down and see us! (and stay!) 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. There were once over 700 farms in Dickens county which trucked out all kinds of produce. All gone now, but the land and the demand are still there. Austin, one of the fastest growing cities in the country and home to Whole Foods headquarters, is five hours away, Dallas four hours.


8. Are there any tiny houses there currently? There are a bunch of tiny houses in Spur, like there are in small towns everywhere, just not built lately, more like 50 years ago. Seriously, I don’t know how many there are under 500 sq. ft., but a bunch. Which is why the idea of tiny house friendly accommodations doesn’t strike any of the locals as strange.


9. What is your personal involvement with the tiny house movement coming to Spur? My involvement in our tiny house friendly initiative is voluntary and concerned chiefly with evangelizing to the outside world. Randy Adams is the point man, with the growth oriented city council and Mayor offering their full support


10. What is it like to live in Spur? What are land prices like? Spur is peaceful to the point of being sleepy, but that’s what we want to change a bit. When folks are standing around a Texas meetin’ hall, (the back of somebody’s pickup) and discussing the day’s events, the conversation concerns cotton, water, local news, wild hawgs, deer, somebody new in town, etc. Land prices are a whopping $1,000 to $1,500 an acre, but there are two 160 acre parcels outside of town for sale right now at $800 per. A city lot, 50′ wide and 165′ deep, can be bought for around $1,500. Heck, half the town is farmable! The big to do in town is the annual homecoming parade and people who have moved away come back for that! Friday night, six man football at the high school stadium brings everybody out. There is a high quality, K-12 school system that is under-utilized and needs more kids which features new buildings and a dedicated professional staff. The great thing about the community is that everybody has your back. Saturday morning sees the the Helping Hands volunteers cleaning up a retirees yard or a rummage sale sponsored by locals to raise funds for the school, you know, Mayberry.


11. Can people park their tiny houses any old place in Spur or do they need to buy their own land? We have a few enterprising citizens who have turned lots into RV hookups. There are numerous spaces available for under $300 a month. Lots of folks have trailers in their backyards for extra living space, again, no problem.


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!







146 Responses to Tiny House Friendly Town!

  1. Bill July 8, 2014 at 4:28 am #

    It starts with just one smart town who gets it.

    • Gabriella July 8, 2014 at 8:30 am #


      • Thurmond Moore July 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

        This is a publicity stunt to try to revive a dying town. Spur has ALWAYS been small house friendly. Many houses in town are under 1000 square feet. There has never been much in the way of zoning or permitting required for any building in Spur.

        • Gabriella July 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

          I disagree Thurmond. “Stunt” implies deception (in my view). The people of Spur have been totally transparent in saying that their codes have always been tiny house friendly. They’ve just made it ‘official’ in part to boost population in Spur but ALSO in large part to show other small towns hurting for new citizens that intentionally welcoming tiny housers is good for business. This is a win for Spur, a win for other small towns in a similar predicament, and a win for the entire tiny house community (now that Spur has done this, a precedent has been set and others will follow suit).

          • Thurmond Moore July 24, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

            Sorry you disagree. I have history here that goes back to the original settlers. My Great Grandparents ran a freight line (animal drawn wagons) here and had many under 1000 sq foot homes that were used for migrant workers. All this “dried up” with the introduction of the Mechanical Cotton Stripper. All Spur has done is put out a Proclamation stating what all residents have always known and any one else that cared to even look at small towns in America. There are Dozens of such communities across this entire region. My concern and I already see it happening is those wanting to get away from the “Big City” life come here then eventually rebuild the same type of environment (excessive rules and regulations and niches) that they tried to leave behind in the first place. Both the men you interviewed are NOT native to this area and have little concern about maintaining a small town lifestyle that this town is known for.

        • David Alsbury July 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm #


          Indeed there is a “Publicity” aspect to any marketing campaign. And we are definitely undertaking to market Spur as the Nations’ first “Tiny House Friendly Town.” While it is true that Spur has many older houses under 1,000 sq. /ft., it doesn’t have any new ones that small. And that was why we needed to go before the City Council to get a resolution passed. There was much deliberation on the part of the council before granting the resolution, because the tacit decision was to choose to maintain an older tradition in the face of pressure to become like al the rest of the cities who have frowned on “Tiny House” building.

          • MissE1aineous June 1, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

            Thurmond totally missed the point and spirit of what Spur is trying to do by being a “tiny home friendly” community. There’s always one in every bunch who just has to be difficult, uneducated, and/or make unnecessary and negative comments. Carry on with happiness, Spur!

          • salo June 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm #


            i think it is great what you and the town of Spur is doing. It is innovative, creative, pioneering. Lots of opportunity for growth, creative arts, invention, and maybe some organic farms too. Someone has to be the first to change things around, so thank you so much for all that you do David,Randy Corey!! You guys rock!!! Blessings Dr.Salo Stanley Fresno CA

        • Sean November 8, 2014 at 7:55 am #

          I see nothing but transparency in the article including them pointing out that the houses there before the ‘movement’ were small so in fact they were just riding that small house wave. People people transparent about an approach to re-vitalize a town for the good of the people in the town is not ‘deceptive’. Can’t imagine what triggered that thought in your mind…

      • sherine November 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

        Hi Gabriella,

        I am of east indian descent. Are brown people welcome in spurs. My husband is white our 3 kids are mixed race and ofcourse our dog. I want to design and build a tiny house for our family of six.
        Do you have a college. I want to study film acting and business. Do you have small business courses. Maybe even start an organic farm.

        What jobs are available.

        Any advice?!

        • Janet August 25, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

          Hi…I too would like to know if black and brown people are welcome to Spur. My husband and I would like to relocate and get away from the city life. We have lived in the Charlotte for almost 20 years and I welcome a slower pace plus we are older now and would love to live in a nice quiet place. I would love to bring my parents and they live in their own tiny house as well. I’m not really concerned about jobs and schools due to I can work remotely and if I wanted to take any classes, I can do so online. Please let me know if we would be welcomed.

          Thank you!

      • sharon kneeland June 14, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

        I would love to move to this town. The only thing i need to know is how are the schools with autism and are there services such as aba and respite?

    • Thom Stanton July 11, 2014 at 5:22 am #

      Thanks, Gabriella. Great point, Bill, and super leading statement. We have high hopes for the Richmond area and surrounding counties in Virginia. Sharing this now on TimberTrails.TV

    • dea June 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

      AWSOME! this is american woot woot! I have been truly shocked that the laws/code don’t focus more on living elements rather than unnecessary space, that takes so much more to take care of $ and the elbow grease that not everybody has. I enjoy perspectively being able to thrive on my average 10-11$ hr, instead of struggling…because I feel it is my responsibility to take care of my family on what I have not what I can borrow, etc…If I gotta go to texas to do it than so be it!…Thank you

    • Lynn Mills May 17, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

      The town may be very accepting of tiny houses, but the fact is there is no Tiny House community there yet. That is a problem. I made a special trip to Spur to check out the opportunity and found only three Tiny Houses in the entire town. One of the tiny house owners told me that with all the publicity and advertising Spur has done trying to get the word out, spectators have become a nuisance by pointing, staring, and laughing as they gawk and sometimes want a closer look, sometimes a personal tour. I can only imagine how imposing this must be. I think if there was an effort made by the city to plan a designated Tiny House subdivision with specially provided amenities and a view, and maybe even a gated community, it could catch on. The little town is friendly and has a lot of possibilities, but right now there is nothing to make me want to live there. I am a retired police woman/ elementary school teacher.

      • /bob May 18, 2016 at 5:20 am #

        Lynn – Perhaps check out Walsenburg, CO. There is a Tiny House “Community” planned there just behind the Library. I don’t know the current state of that project but last I read the developer was working with the town to finalize the plan and start developing.

      • Suzanne September 6, 2016 at 7:05 am #

        If nothing else, this is a nice friendly town, land is inexpensive and existing home structures easily accessible, so even without the tiny house movement, we’d have a town mainly for returnee T, possibly create jobs, online support and inexpensive living. 1 hour away from Lubbock. Could gap in. We have way too many people who live outside their means wishing to remain where the Lights glow. Create a place where the Lights need to be turned on.. Sounds like a great idea to me..‼️‼️

    • Kathy August 25, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

      exactly right! I have heard the tiny house movement is on its way out….but I beg to differ…I hope this movement reinvents this town that has embraced a new “tiny” beginning!

  2. Janet July 8, 2014 at 5:25 am #

    I would love to live in one of these, someday maybe I will have enough to do so. Right now I pay high rent to someone else. Crazy world where we don’t have enough to live in peace.

    • Gabriella July 8, 2014 at 8:30 am #

      Keep the faith Janet…once you set your mind to it you can start creating the life you want!

      • Linda Castillo December 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

        Is there a real estate company or brochure for Spur? I live in an Amarillo apartment. Paying $625 monthly. I feel I can do better there in a small house or have a used or tiny house built for me?

        • Suzanne September 6, 2016 at 7:06 am #


  3. Amelea July 8, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Wow! Great hot weather and great people? Sounds wonderful! Spur looks like such a nice place to live in those pictures. It would be fun to see it in person one day.

    Now if only we can have something like this near Cleveland, and we’ll be set!

    • Gabriella July 8, 2014 at 8:31 am #

      See if you can present bring this model to your area Amelea! 🙂

    • dea June 1, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

      I just found there’s a Tiny house meet up group in the Cleveland area…I’m in North East Ohio as well…I want to get together a Group of women to Build our tiny houses together…if interested Txt 330-942-2852, just starting to pull the idea together!

      • craig and deb heller January 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

        Me and my wife are up for that she’s worked by my side for five years and helps on the labor end of our construction company 1-806-344-2760 we would love to come build in spur we live about 50 miles down the road and would to bid theses tiny homes in spur or were ever someone wants to build thanks Double H Home Improvement and Construction

        • Suzanne September 6, 2016 at 7:07 am #


      • Brittany March 28, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

        Greetings dea..just saw your info..3/28/2016..I know is been a while since you posted your info, any developments since 2015?? call..702/883-5926..Brittany

      • Phlylis Chekesha Showes August 28, 2016 at 1:23 am #

        Interested in building tiny houses. I have an $300 square foot house. Please call lets talk. 504-209-3048 Chekesha Showers.

  4. E.E. Mintaka July 8, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    If only Colorado would get on board with something like this. With all the other legalization we’ve got going on here. I hope it’s on the list 🙂

  5. Elle July 8, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    How far is the nearest medical facility for monthly doctor visits and medical emergencies like hospital stays? I find only one listed as medical for Spur and it’s a nursing home of 35 people.

    • Gabriella July 8, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

      Hi there Elle! This is what David had to say: “Great question! Crosbyton is a neighboring town only 15 minutes away. They have a hospital and that is where most folks go for emergencies, check-ups etc. But, Lubbock, being as big as it is and an hour away, is where a lot of folks go for dentist visits, specialists, etc. There is also a VA outpatient facility in Lubbock. Amarillo, 1.5 hours north, has the big regional VA hospital. We would sure be happy if a doctor and a dentist are interested in moving here! But Crosbyton suffices for most needs. We do have a volunteer fire department and emergency response team with a modern ambulance and dedicated, trained staff on call 24/7.”

      • David Alsbury July 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

        Oops, I left out the local clinic in town where we have a nurse practitioner who tends to all sorts of issues!

        • David Alsbury July 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

          Crosbyton is actually 30+ minutes under normal driving conditions. I was thinking ambulance speed!

      • Thurmond Moore July 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

        Uh! sorry but Crosbyton is 30+ minutes away unless you exceed the speed limit by a LARGE amount. I wish David would quit his exaggerations.

        • Jimmy May 9, 2016 at 11:26 am #

          What’s with the attitude here Thurmond?

      • Aaron McNeece June 12, 2015 at 8:18 am #

        You would be averaging 120 mph to make Crosbyton in 15 minutes!

      • Melisa November 8, 2015 at 7:40 am #

        I’m an RN and seriously thinking of looking into Spur. I plan on coming up (I live on the coast, native Texan) the weekend before Thanksgiving, already listening to a pastor on line of one of the churches…I would love to volunteer to help with the emergency response. See you in about 2 weeks!

      • Suzanne September 6, 2016 at 7:09 am #

        Awesome news..‼️‼️‼️‼️

  6. Gabriel Craft July 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this awesome story Gabriella! Shared!

  7. Tracy July 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    Interesting and smart. The town is looking for new blood and new residents and tiny house folks are looking for a tiny house-friendly community.

    It should be a good match.

    • Gabriella July 8, 2014 at 1:34 pm #


  8. David Alsbury July 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    WOW!! Thank you so much Gabriella! We’re very excited in Spur that you wrote such a wonderful story about our town.

  9. Kenny July 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    I live in Lubbock and this sounds awesome! I hope it catches on!

  10. Joyce July 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    I used to teach at Spur High School. I would love to see this town flourish. It’s such a great little place with awesome people!

    • Gabriella July 8, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

      So great to hear that Joyce!!

  11. Lori B. July 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    What a great post! I know this is going to catch on. There are so many tiny house lovers in the U.S. I just wish we had such a movement up here in Canada. It just doesn’t seem to have the movement up here like it does down there. I don’t know if it’s because of the long, harsh winters or what but people are reluctant to give it a go.

  12. anbuselvan July 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    In.our. country. In. South. India. There. Is. A. Saying. Built. Small. Houses. And. Live. Great. Life. Dr.Anbu………india

    • Gabriella July 8, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

      That’s a wonderful saying!

    • Nina Morales October 10, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      Dr. Annu,
      I am a retired US citizen, an army trained LPN on disability. I would love to emigrate to India and live simply, in peace and quiet. Can you give me any guidelines on where would be an inexpensive good place to move in India?

  13. Meg @ TinyHouse43 July 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Howdy! As a Texas native (born in Lubbock, 9 years in Pampa, 4 in Corpus, and 21 in the DFW area) I am SO FRIGGIN’ THRILLED to see more of my “Everything’s Bigger In…” home state folks jumping on the tiny house bandwagon!

    It’s an amazing thing to me, especially coming from an almost 3200sqft house ourselves in the suburban sprawl north of DFW, to think that in the land of BIG the [tiny] life is appreciated for its environmental and social benefits. It’s especially wonderful to think that a sweet little Texas town might genuinely be revived and flourish once more! I’m always saddened when we drive up and down 287 in particular passing through one near-ghost town to the next and remember them even just 25-30 years ago as better off than now, and it would be so neat to head out West and find Spur booming yet again. Bravo!

    We do plan to travel with our house more than stay put, but I have to admit the idea of having a permanent residence (at least for the winters) is awfully appealing! Best wishes to everyone involved, and we will definitely stop in for a visit sometime soon. In the meantime, though, we’ll help spread the word far and wide! 🙂

    -Meg & Brandy @ TinyHouse43

    • Gabriella July 8, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

      So great to get a “local’s” perspective!! Thanks Meg & Brandy!

      • Michael Gonzalez August 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

        Are there any lakes or rivers in the area and is there a hotel in spur so I can see all that’s there for my tiny house Gabriella it sounds real good

        • /bob August 8, 2016 at 5:33 am #

          Looking on Google Maps I see there is a lake/reservoir west of town (White River Reservoir). There are also a few motels. One is what they are calling a Bed-n-Bath?

  14. Mark S July 8, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    I’m interested in knowing if you purchase a lot how hard is it to get utilities to the property especially electric, plumbing and water and if anyone would know how much it would cost to get it to the property.


    • David Alsbury July 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      All of the lots in the are have all utilities available. Gas, water, sewer, telco and power in town.

      • Mark S July 11, 2014 at 11:36 am #

        Thank you David.

        I see in another response you say you’re adding property availability information to your site, could you please send me the info on your site to my e-mail address above.

        I’ve been looking on line and most of the properties I see are large lots and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Haven’t found any small lots advertised anywhere.

        Thank you,

  15. Skyler Visconti July 9, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    Sounds like a great place to live, really hope it works out for Spur… Hopefully not turning into a hipster haven (Austin Jr if you will). But it could mean some entrepreneurial endeavors bringing jobs, and business back to the area.

  16. liz July 9, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    It would be nice to have notes/outline of what was said to council so others can do the same thing!

  17. Donna July 9, 2014 at 5:31 am #

    Like Mark S. above, in his comment; i too am interested in the ? of:
    Cost involved if one purchases land, what is the cost of getting electricity to property and plumbing for water.
    Currently, i am a single mother, of an 8 year old boy; Civil Service worker in the Field of Dentistry. I am not a Dentist, only support staff, however, i would *retire* yesterday, if i could secure a position and purchase a piece o’ property, which i might do anyways… How can i receive updates to this article?
    My email address is: [email protected]
    I may never stumble upon this article again to view the feedback to these questions, so if you will be so kind as to Cc: your reply to the above email addy, that would be nice.. Thanx ~

    • David Alsbury July 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

      Hi Donna,

      All utilities are available to all town residents, your hookup costs for water or gas, etc. will average about $100 each. We’re adding property availability information to our site, there are many lots available but not really listed, around here you just talk to people who own them and discuss what they want for them, which averages around $500-1,500 per lot at 50’x165′ size.

      • David Alsbury July 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

        If you pick a lot that hasn’t had water/sewer active for some years, that would cost more – probably in the $600 range to reactivate connections to the street.

      • David Alsbury July 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

        More accurately, lots in town are usully around $1,500 retail, some can be bought for taxes for less.

      • David October 23, 2014 at 9:56 am #

        I am very interested in buying land for a tiny home. There is only me, no other family members. I am retired and would like all the info you can give.
        Email: [email protected]

        Thank you I will be looking for your mail

      • Kathy Ryan August 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

        Please contact me about a tiny house lot w/ hookups

  18. Dawn July 9, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    I too am interested in a tiny house community. I am a nurse and am able to do my work remotely. Very interested in finding out about what property is available. When I looked on the internet I have some difficulty with finding lots for sale. Love to get further information!

    • David Alsbury July 12, 2014 at 10:00 am #

      Hello Dawn,

      We’d love to have you here! There are approximately 150-200 lots in town that are available, either through the county back taxes office or by driving around and asking people what they want for their lot, often it will be about $500 to $750, ridiculously cheap by city standards. Problem is, we don’t really have a real estate office, you can call Sandra Dillashaw and ask her to look for you, she is the towns only active real esate agent. Register on our site http://www.spurfreedom.com and subscribe to our ongoing posts, we’re gonna try to get listings on lots and old small houses on the site.

      • Don Dollar August 24, 2014 at 10:53 am #

        Sandra Dillasaw, can u please send me some real estate info about the what is available in empty lots for tiny houses to be built upon? Also are the rent to own sheds allowed to be updated for living standards and does the building code of the county and city allow it? In Climax, Ga. and Decatur County, Ga. Such buildings are not allowed to be dwelled in. Stupid, Has manufacturer’s warranty and conforms to national building codes. Personally, I think the Decatur County, Ga. and Climax, and Bainbridge, Ga. areas have the building inspector paid off, and in their pocket. Also, until Sept. 1, this year, Climax will be for one more week free and then the county inspector enforces his decisions and I have already been targeted because I was awakened and forced to open my 2 sheds up for inspection to ensure no homeless people were/are living there. I just bought this property and moved on to it,Aug 6, I moved my 2 sheds on property Aug 16. Raided Aug 19, all happened this month. So, I am interested in moving and relocating. I am retired Air Force, and currently A school bus driver. Can U help?????? thanks, Don Dollar
        [email protected] or 229-205-7863 cell phone.

        • Don Dollar August 24, 2014 at 11:14 am #

          Oh one more thing. I voiced my concern, and it fell on concerned ears. But no one can do anything about it. The mayor runs the town, I should say his wife does. He is the one who rail roaded the county ordinance authority into the city. I do not want to live in such a dictatorship town. The local policeman was very professional, and human. The building inspector was also. But he had no business at al on my property. I do not trust him. As I think he is 2 faced. Thanks for your help. Climax is also one town with nothing to offer and wants no improvements like Spur does. Do not move to Decatur County, Ga, It is a bad business investment!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Gabriella August 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

            Don…I hope it’s a better fit than Decatur is! 🙂

      • Amanda June 27, 2016 at 1:18 am #

        Did this ever happen? Looking to live small and move to Texas from Indiana 🙂

  19. Martina July 9, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Sound like a interesting place, but how does the city hold it with “Homesteaders” living in tiny homes?

    • David Alsbury July 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm #


      People are welcome to buld a tiny house and connect to city services. There isn’t really homesteading in town, but city utilities and taxes are relatively low cost compared to larger towns.

  20. Sally E July 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    My husband and I have been looking into tiny homes. I am looking to retire (someday) in a tiny, self sufficient way. Currently work for a doctor in private practice as a medical records technician. We looked in CO but they are not tiny home friendly. Currently we live in AZ but would love a place as you describe with like minded people who watch out for each other. Awesome to find out about Spur! Definitely will be checking into it!

    • Trisha August 22, 2014 at 9:31 am #

      Hey Sally,
      I live in Az too. You might want to check out my website as it is all about tiny house living. I am a retired Psychologist who is living tiny and loving it!
      You can also email me at [email protected]

  21. John Driggers July 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    Susie and I plan on visiting and looking around in November. Any recommendations for an overnight stay?

    • John Driggers July 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

      Just found this info: We welcome you to come and visit Spur! There are two places to stay in Spur when visiting. The Backdoor Inn has rooms to rent by the night on mainstreet and the Mequite Inn on the edge of town has rooms for about $50 a night.

  22. matt gentry July 11, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Im on a fixed income want to move to spur live in a small house put in solor etc who can I contact to help me do this looking for land or exsiting home

  23. Mike Troy July 14, 2014 at 12:20 am #

    Seriously considering hitching up and heading to Spur, Texas! The name alone, you can’t go wrong,,, here’s my tiny…in progress… http://skrewconventional.blogspot.com/

  24. ashley July 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Curious about people who have their tinys off grid, ie solar panels, compost toliets…. Thanks!

  25. Abigail July 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Sounds like a much less annoying (& real!) version of that town from “Hart of Dixie!”

  26. Jen July 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    So… Here’s a question. We don’t have a tiny house, but we do have a 14 x 16 wall tent. Wood stove and all that jazz. And that’s where we live, because why not? So. Could we happen on down to Spur and pitch our tent? It’d be for a period of about 1 1/2 – 2 years. Also, if that’s possible, a few more questions: what are food prices like in town (we only eat meat, vegetables, some fruits, eggs), what’s cell service like, and is there a place to get free WiFi in town? Also, are solar panels allowed? Sorry for the million questions, but we have been looking for a place for a while now and a town with like – minded simple living people sounds just wonderful.

  27. Tricia July 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    my husband and i drove out to Spur last weekend after reading this article… we were hoping to see some existing Tiny Houses to get an idea of what to expect. while there we had lunch at the diner and talked to the owner there, she was very friendly and tried to answer some of our questions… we loved seeing that you could drive your golf cart to the grocery store. in the article it states there is someone that could even help with a Tiny House build… our main question is, how much does it cost to try to build one of these tiny houses?

    • Gabriella July 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

      I’m so grateful to receive this report Tricia! Good for you for going to check it out. 🙂 The cost depends. Macy Miller of Minimotives.com built her beautiful tiny house for 11k. Ours cost $33k. Most of the pricing you will see is for materials only as most of us did the builds ourselves. If you hire someone to do it for you, you could easily double your materials cost. Keep us posted!

  28. Richfrog August 8, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    This development in Spur Texas is the most beautiful thing to happen to the tiny house movement. I live in Minnesota and trust me when I tell you this state leans toward government control. It is NOT a tiny house friendly state. It is a government control friendly state. When I finish my tiny home I will move to Spur if I must.


    I hope the rest of our socialist leaning nation will learn from the beautiful example set by Texas and follow it’s lead.

    Thank you Spur!!!

  29. April August 28, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    What does one do for work in spur or how long drive to jobs? How about buying a piece of dirt and letting others hook up on it in tiny homes…..

  30. deanna August 31, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    I am most interested in supporting this whole movement and would be willing with more research consider it as a home base, especially considering that the town seems welcoming when most everyone else wants to boggle us down. I wonder what people think about artists moving there!! Seems like someone there might want to consider taking on the job of being a real estate agent. At least in their spare time. Sounds like an opportunity for a local town resident. I can’t really find to much on real estate there via the internet. Some pictures of lots would be awesome, otherwise I am in the dark and not much better off. Before spending the money flying out there to really consider moving so far away I need some more visual ideas of what the lots look like. I wonder If anyone out there is looking to connect people with property. Seems to me there is an opportunity just knocking on the right persons door. Good look to all of us!!!

    • Ronald September 10, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      Artist would be welcome, but be forewarned it’s a pretty conservative area. We have a local Art Guild that would be very happy to get new members. A lot of property is owned by the “taxing athority” just call city hall and they can help you with the available lots or put you in contact with the owner. If they still have them available you might ask them to send you one. At one time they were $11 I think. You may have to prepay by check since the city doesn’t accept debit/credit cards. They are about 2’x3′ and have the block and lot numbers. You can search here :


      click on “Search our data” you can search by name, or block and lot number.

      Photos of lots will be harder to do, most people around here don’t take pictures of vacant lots. 😉 Too bad I can’t post pictures here, but it’s pretty much “Ya seen one, Ya seen them all”

      Here is a google maps of an area that has lots of vacant lots.


      This is zoned residential / agricultural so you can have farm animals if you like.

  31. Laurie Yanda Byrd October 12, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    Hello, I loved reading all the comments. Are there any small homes you can rent in Spur? If so how much. I am retired and on limited income. But Spur and what they are tying to do sounds great. Jobs ae there any there or os this just a dream?

  32. Laurie Yanda Byrd October 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    I went looking for more information on Spur, TX. I read on of the comments about turning a wooden shed into a tiny home, they have them down here in Georgia in some places. Is that something that you can do or not?

  33. iyaeger November 15, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    I just retired on very limited disability income and have a German Shepherd. Are there any tiny houses with fenced yard for rent?

  34. Terry Hanitsch December 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Hello. I am interested in the tiny houses, & possibly relocating to Spur, Texas. Is there a phone # that I can call to talk with someone to answer many questions that I have. Also, I have an Associate’s Degree in Health & Medical Records Management, a Certificate in Medical Terminology, & 2 years experience working in a major hospital. Is there hospital/medical work for a retired person with these qualifications? Thank you.

    • bob December 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

      Hi Terry,
      Just click on the bolded word “HERE” in the last paragraph of the article above. *That is a link to their website* and there you will find a contact page to send an email requesting further contact with them. This is their preferred way to start a conversation rather than make public their email addresses… which usually results in LOTS of spam. On their web site you will also find a blog and lots of other information about Tiny House in Spur stuff.

  35. Jonathan February 4, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    I Live in North Texas and I think I am going to drive over from DFW and take a look around. I need a more sustainable and financially viable way to live. I would love to pay off a tiny house and start enjoying a simple life. I’m an IT professional and I can work anywhere there is a good internet connection.

  36. Terri Hanley April 3, 2015 at 3:36 am #

    David — I’m a burned out CA attorney, a Tiny Home/Farm devotee, with a grandma in Lubbock, researching legal issues regarding my to-be-realized Tiny Community single person/retiree communal town option. Trying to contact you directly…. can you please email me at [email protected]… I am very deep into my research regarding location options, and what pioneers like you guys have encountered, and how to negotiate options where land owners are willing but laws are the issue.
    Not a solicitation of business — I am dead set on establishing my own Tiny Farm community wherever I can figure it out!! The fact that Spur is right next to my Mama, I take as a sign.
    – Terri

  37. Vanessa May 1, 2015 at 11:25 pm #

    I am really interested in the tiny house movement and Spur sounds like a great place. Are there contractors in Spur who could build a tiny house for me or rehab a house to my specs?

    • Gabriella May 2, 2015 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks for writing Vanessa! I have forwarded your question to David who is a resident there 🙂

    • Donald August 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

      Hello Vanessa
      My name is Donald, I have lived in spur tx since 2003. I am currently remodeling a house now for myself and about to start building a tiny house. I’m going to build a permanent Model and a mobile model. I would be glad to build something for you or remodel.

      • Ken Kiurski August 31, 2016 at 7:03 am #

        Please send me info to contact you.

  38. Tammy H. July 16, 2015 at 2:55 am #

    I would love to come for a three day weekend and see the land and visit with the community, is Randy married? Jk. I will need help building. I’m in the dental field, not a DDS so hopefully the town will attract one soon. How far is it from Houston Tx?

    • Dave July 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

      Randy? What’s so great about Randy? We’d love to have you visit! Spur is about 7.5 hrs from Houston, near Lubbock. Randy and others can help design and build your house or you could buy plans from numerous sources on the web and bring them with you.


      • Tammy H. July 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

        Well hello Dave. 😉 …..you are special, you bold outspoken reply was hot!

        I’m looking for an acre that is perfect or ready to build, employment may be an issue. We need to find a dentist . But I’m excited about the town and all the personality on this blog.
        Hope you will show me around when I come to town.


  39. kymberlie October 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm #


    I am a huge fan of Jay Shafer, Tiny house enthusiast , and future owner of a Tiny house. Every aspect of tge movement intriques me. My perfect place to live would be an Austin communitie but due to a kid still in school, an elderly Grandmother who owns her
    home and doesnt wish to relocate… I need to stay close to my hometown which is Lubbock,Tx.
    I have read this article and saw that the town is half hispanic and half caucasion referred to as Texican but where are your African americans? Are we welcome? My children are half caucasion and husband is white but I want to be exposed to all cultures as I was raised in Lubbock. Please inform me of how i can make a footprint in this new movement should i decide to relocate to spur which is close to my Lubbock roots

    • kymberlie October 1, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

      And excuse the typos…I can spell:)
      My apologies for not proof reading David and Gabriella!

    • /bob October 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      Don’t know if you already looked here but…
      According to the City-Data web site Spur is 6.4% “Black alone” and 0.5% two or more races. I’m not entirely certain what the web site means by that (individuals or families?) but that is the way it is stated on there. See it here: http://www.city-data.com/city/Spur-Texas.html
      So there are some African Americans in town.
      I am also a fan of Jay Shafer. I saw one of his original news blurbs on our local news about 15 years ago when he was still in Iowa and that video stuck with me and came back to my memory when I again stumbled on his tiny house web sites just 3-4 years ago.

  40. Darla M October 14, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    Hi, I hope to visit Spur soon. I have been wondering if there are any particular skills or contributions are considered desirable for a potential resident, besides being polite, handy and experienced in manufacturing/tech/professional services. I do understand that there are no extra jobs in Spur, and many people work online or commute to Lubbock…but as a resident, I would be interested to know what I could contribute as a citizen or what skills I could aquire that would make me a valuable citizen. I like the idea of bartering my skills or other items in addition to working for a living.

  41. Tim Adams November 17, 2015 at 7:57 am #

    Thurmond, I don’t have a dog in the hunt on the Tiny House thing one way or the other, but your attitude in general is offensive.

    Did you stop to think of all the things that “non-natives” of Spur have done for Spur over the years/decades? Evidently not!

    We loved Spur when we lived there in the 80’s and 90’s and made many great friends there. That said, there is an element in Spur that wants nothing to happen in Spur. The Mirage Car Wash in Crosbyton? I tried to build it in Spur first, but roadblocks were thrown up at every juncture for political reasons. Now instead of Spur residents having a nice modern car wash, you have none at all.

    Everybody came from somewhere, and just because it wasn’t Spur doesn’t mean they can’t be an asset for Spur.

    I don’t know Dave Alsbury from adam, nor do I know what his intentions might be. I’m not defending him in any way. I just think it is offensive to a lot of good people when you imply that non-natives of Spur can’t be good for Spur.

    Lastly, I haven’t heard your name for 25 years. I assume that means you’ve been very busy making Spur a better place.

  42. elizabeth January 6, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    interested in a tiny house.. would like to buy an acre lot to build on, i live north of Dallas, IT gal, so internet and WIFI are essentials.

    tons of my friends are empty-nesters and tired of the upkeep of a larger home.

    i am ready to downsize! Have been in my home.. minimal furniture and such.. house looks REALLY empty!

    do you know of any Tiny House lots in my area of Dallas?

    I have been in my house for over 18 years, tons of equity but not sure what the overall cost of a tiny house takes to build and the land, and utility hookups.

    so anyone you can forward me on to , to prepare me better for this new transition will be great!

    happy new year!

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  45. Connie March 15, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    So…. single, ready to retire-ish, love the thought of a small town and a small home. I’ll be coming out in about 10 days from DFW…cannot wait – this place looks awesome. What types of business are needed in the area? Just wondering if I could/should/would open a place….thanks!

    • Gabriella March 15, 2016 at 11:41 am #

      Hi Connie! I think that they really need a lot of different things. From what I understand they have the basics but other than that, not a lot of options!

  46. David The Painter March 18, 2016 at 9:17 am #

    Interesting article and helpful remarks! I have decided to relocate my snowbird home and now Spur seems like a great candidate. I also buy and re-hab neglected buildings so this might be fun. Thanks for all of the insight!

  47. David The Painter March 21, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    Sad to hear that Spur recently added restrictions aimed solely at houses under 900 square feet. Looks like tiny houses are beginning to wear out there welcome. It’s a pity really. I am disappointed but probably not nearly as much as the folks who already bought lots.

    • Gabriella March 21, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

      Hi David the Painter. I contacted David Alsbury after you wrote your post and this is his response: “One of our new residents wanted a hearing before the council to voice his opinions about alternative building styles and his view that any kind of oversight has the potential to become too heavy handed. The council disagreed and voted for a better regulated approach. Zero cost permits that require only basic code adherence, at least as far they’re concerned, was the decision. Plan submittal for oversight of foundation, electrical and plumbing requirements were the categories covered. Size of house still not an issue, Conors’ 84 sq. ft. house is regarded as completely acceptable, because it has good wiring, plumbing and foundation. The mayor reiterated his position numerous times during the meeting; that tiny houses are a great thing for Spur, that they have 100% support and that the town hopes for many more. The council simply feels the need to establish an organized basis for the initiative going forward, now that several houses have been built and/or relocated to Spur.”

      • David The Painter March 22, 2016 at 5:18 am #

        Gabriella, Thaks for the reply but I think the city effectively killed tiny houses. As a builder I can assure you that costs will increase dramatically even if the initial permits are free.

        • Gabriella March 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

          The permitting process will be pretty much a meeting with the code enforcement official, (John, a retired McDonnel Douglas engineer), who will review the plans and check for foundation, wiring, plumbing and framing irregularities and subsequently issue a permit, (at no cost) for construction. The whole idea is basic adherence to building standards as understood by small west Texas towns, (quite forgiving indeed). I don’t see how this “killed tiny houses”.

  48. David The Painter March 25, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    The new ordinance requires a variance by the city council to build anything less than 900 square feet and does require adherence to some codes but that isn’t made very clear. It also must pass inspection. I am sorry but I believe it’s a game changer for many, me anyway. Friendly assurances by city officials mean very little in light of the recent changes.

  49. Denise March 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    Hi, this is Denise. I am featured on the site Spurfreedom.org with my blue tiny house that I had built by a local builder. I will say that tiny houses are still very much accepted and wanted here in Spur. You see, when Spur agreed to allow tiny houses, they were presented with pictures of those on wheels as shown on HGTV. They have no idea what alternative houses (such as rammed earth, hobbit, hay bale, etc.) are about and if they’re safe, etc. so they are not allowed – yet. The permitting/coding is in effect because of a horrible build by an unknown builder that left one of our tiny housers devastated. I wish that this ordinance was in effect before I built as it would have forced me to have a good set of plans, instead of the pencil drawn ones I had and it would have alleviated a lot of expensive mistakes that occurred because I didn’t have them. That being said, Spur and the tiny house movement are very much a go and I love it here as does the other 5 of us that are already here with me!

  50. David M. Overfield May 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

    Dear Lady; I tried to click on the word “Here”, but the computer I’m on would not show, said not showable. Would like to contact somebody that I can talk with, either by phone (503-327-5552), USPS
    David Overfield
    1020 NW 9 Ave #307
    Portland, OR 97209 , or by email: [email protected]

    • /bob May 23, 2016 at 5:42 am #

      If referring to the “HERE” link at the end of the blog article the link was recently changed… I think.
      instead of a dot com web link it needs to be a dot org web address as in http://www.spurfreedom.org/.
      Try that and you should get to the right page.

      • Gabriella May 25, 2016 at 8:45 am #

        Thanks Bob! I made the change in the article just now too 🙂

  51. Jackie Beidler June 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    I’ve been researching Spar, Tx. since I stumbled across Connor McCann’s spotlight on Tiny House Newsletter. What appeals to me is the climate, cost of living, town size and the communities support to open their town up to Tiny Home on Wheels dwellers. More and more people are interested in getting back to simple living. When everyone knew their neighbors, were willing to lend a helping hand (and not thinking – how much can I get out of this?)

    Getting close to retirement time, having to watch were every penny does, the cost of living, a slower paced, friendly community, & good weather is very appealing. Living in the larger towns does offer more (jobs, shopping, etc) but the cost of living is so high there, one can barely make ends meet.

    Spur offers a chance to start anew. If you’re going to make the decision to down size, why not go the next step and simplify your life, growing your own food and living off the land?

    As with our forefathers, it takes a community working together to build up a town. Economy will build in time. Having lived the simple life in the meantime doesn’t mean we have to let the growth go to our heads and get greedy. Professionals will come as the population increases.

    This is food for thought, but seems pretty doable with a positive attitude. Negative people need not come. Stay where you are!!.

    • Vicki L Cook July 5, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

      Vicki Cook July 5, 2016

      I have been reading the various comments and replies and comments and have found them very interesting.

      I am in Jackies and feel like she does about so many things. I am encouraged about the whole tiny house movement and love the idea. I am currently living in a very small house 12 x 28 in fact and paying $800/month rent to someone else. I have lived in a tiny space for 5 years now. Previous to this space I lived in my 37ft motorhome and loved it.

      I would like to own my own tiny home, but I am struggling financially and can not see the “light at the end of the tunnel”. I am try to keep the faith, as Gabriel said, but it’s really hard some days.

  52. Kay July 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    Hello people of interest in the TH Movement. I came in December 2015 along with my prebuilt tiny house and stayed in my home the same day, thanks to some awesome help from local Spur residents. Since then, I’ve had enthusiastic reviews from the local community. A few have been obviously “why did you come”, but the rest of the folks have been curious and mostly welcoming. A farmer brought me fresh veges this week! Change has always been a hard concept for most of us humans. I worked at a hi-plains Texas bank for 37 years and was in charge of “implementing changes”. All I can say after 73 years experience and tremendous change in everything I can think of, is that most change is good, and a little painful. Plus I’ve found that a mix of cultures, races, and backgrounds can rub off on each other and make for a better life in general as long as we have the best interest of the community at heart. Having said that I am a born/bred Texas that loves conservative values, conservative, not rigid or judgmental. I trust getting to really know folks will find good in them and the ornery side too! So I have roots in this area, a mom born in Roaring Springs, and great grand parents buried there, a grandfather who worked the Matador Ranch and a great uncle who barbered here for decades i think! So can I ask Spur to give us a chance, because we couldn’t all be born here ya know!

  53. Country Girl August 23, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    I found this when I was looking for land in spur tx http://www.yourlubbockagent.com/listing/mlsid/537/propertyid/201606089/

    • deborah aichele September 30, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

      Hi Country Girl. Saw your lot you bought. What a great deal.Pretty inspiring to me. Reno is getting pricey like alot of places. Life is an adventure anyway so I say what the heck. Am retired basically on my own and a smaller town I have been looking for for awhile now. Spur sounds interesting. The basics you have that I would require do to my age. So i would be very interested in buying something in Spur for sure. Maybe something already built…although I dearly love those tiny houses. I cannot come your way for awhile but would like to know what is available .Thanks SPURIANS for being so AMERICAN and so open minded and downhome gracious. I have missed your kind of thinking for a long time now.My people are originally from Oklahoma. Cherokee Irish and Scottish. Hope I get this thru to you. Am new at this computer.

  54. Gloria Ash September 4, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    I have noticed that there was no reply to:

    sherine November 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Hi Gabriella,

    I am of east indian descent. Are brown people welcome in spurs. My husband is white our 3 kids are mixed race and of course our dog.
    Janet August 25, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    Hi…I too would like to know if black and brown people are welcome to Spur. My husband and I would like to relocate and get away from the city life.

    Would someone please answer these two women questions?

    • /bob September 5, 2016 at 8:25 am #

      I know this doesn’t really answer the question asked, but check out http://www.city-data.com/city/Spur-Texas.html for information of all kinds about Spur. The racial section is from 2010 and shows predominantly white, significant numbers of hispanic, and 85 people of color alone (at that time). The part not shown is how accepting they all are of each other nor any particular group of another. This chart only shows a generic portion of mixed races without defining further. Hope this helps even a little.

    • Gabriella September 6, 2016 at 10:39 am #

      Gloria, here is what one of the residents and organizers wrote to me in regards to the questions: Everyone is welcome in Spur! Half the town are Latino, there are more than a few African American families and some of Korean and Vietnamese descent as well. The town isn’t some kind of backwater racist environment, it’s West Texas farmer/cowboy, which is a more laid back kind of attitude toward everybody. As for religious affiliation, mostly Christian with some non-church-goers too. You just don’t want to make a big deal of being secular, just enjoy the ‘live and let live’ attitude around here without picking a fight and everyone remains pretty cool about differences.

  55. linda carter September 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm #

    read all the comments I wish there was more available on the town retail spots available and maybe with pictures???? I would have to know I can earn a living (retail sites) before I could move. if anything becomes available to read/view let me know Thanks Linda

  56. Kitty September 8, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    $5,000 vacant lot in 524 Williams Ave Spur TX Tiny House Allowed!


  57. Betty September 11, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    Hi, I have a 140′ tiny home. It is on a treated wooden platform ( not wheels). I am living totally off the grid, my house is not completely finished. However, I am interested in living in a tiny house community. Would a tiny home like mine be accepted as per the rules? My home was built by the finest “ULRICH” and all is up to code inside and out. If possible what kind of land would I have to purchase for such a small tiny house and any idea of the cost for land?
    Thank you
    Betty Miller

  58. Patricia October 31, 2016 at 12:55 am #

    Hi Gabriella,
    My son and I are seriously looking at Spur as a go to place in the next few (2-5 years). We are currently in MO close to KC, and looking for smaller school, more peaceful environment (yes, even sleepy).

    Are any of the banks in Spur offering loans for the homes or lots there? Is there a particular real estate company that list property in Spur? We have been looking on Zillow, but certainly no prices like you have mentioned above.

    We are in the planning stages now, any helpful hints / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    P Porter

    • /bob October 31, 2016 at 5:50 am #

      Check out their web site at http://www.spurfreedom.org/ for much more detailed information about your questions. Be sure to read the City Proclamation page for requirements. Last I checked there was information about properties or at least a contact who can direct you to the persons or company to talk to about properties and loans, etc.

      • Patricia October 31, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

        GREAT!! Thanks /bob! I appreciate it!

  59. Patricia October 31, 2016 at 12:58 am #

    Aw yes, one more question. Is water available? Easily dug wells, and resources for well diggers / prices / information (deep or shallow digs for water)?

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