Raffle For LuxTiny Home : $80.00

Raffle For LuxTiny Home : $80.00

Tickets Sold Until March 8th, 2020: Includes 6 Month Lot Rent

Written by Janet Thome

Arizona News- The Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, is raffling off a custom 399 square foot, 1 bedroom, 1 bath tiny home built by LuxTiny Tiny Home Community and Manufacturing in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. This $82,900 package includes the tiny home and six month’s lease at the LuxTiny community, though you may move your home anywhere you wish.

With only 2,000 tickets being sold, your chance of winning is very good! Tickets are $80.00  each and are selling quickly.

The drawing will be held on March 8, 2020, at the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Putt Putt Pub Crawl Final Hole at a location to be determined in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. You need not be present to win.

If you would like to choose your numbers from unsold tickets, you may do so by phoning the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce at (928) 367-4290 or stopping by the chamber’s office at 518 W White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside, AZ 85929. (They  cannot guarantee the numbers you request will be available.) The LuxTiny Tiny Home raffle drawing will be executed using a randomized number generator.

Prize Description

One  newly constructed LuxTiny Tiny Home valued at $82,900 and six months’ free lease at the LuxTiny Tiny Home Community in Lakeside, AZ. Although new, some wear and tear and mileage on the home’s trailer may occur. If winner so chooses, they will receive the use of a concrete pad and six months’ free lease at the LuxTiny Tiny Home Community in Lakeside, AZ. Winner is under no obligation to accept this portion of the prize and may transport the tiny home to the location of their choosing at their own expense. The winner will not be entitled to any monetary compensation in lieu of six months’ lease and concrete pad.

Eligibility & Purchase Requirements

In order to purchase tickets for the 2019 – 2020 Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce LuxTiny Tiny Home Raffle, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a legal resident of the United States
  • Purchase ticket(s) by cash, check, or credit card. Your check must include a phone number. (In the event your check is returned for insufficient funds or any other reason, your ticket numbers will be voided. Should you wish to re-purchase tickets, you will receive tickets from remaining numbers as a cash-only purchase.)
  • Tickets may be purchased on behalf of a third party.
  • You must provide a valid phone number and/or email address for notifications/verifications.

Contest Details

  • A total of 2,000 raffle tickets are available for sale at the full face value of $80 each.
  • If fewer than 1,000 tickets are sold, the raffle will be converted to a 50/50 drawing and the winner shall receive 50% of the value of tickets sold.
  • There will be no prize substitutions, changes, or monetary compensation.
  • Winner need not be present to win.
  • Winner may refuse to accept prize package, but will not be compensated for prize package not accepted. In such case, the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will retain ownership of the prize package and the winner will be issued a donation receipt in the amount of the prize package’s value.

Drawing the Winner

  • The drawing will be held Sunday, March 8, 2020, at a location to be determined.
  • The ticket winner’s name and photo will be posted to the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, various social media accounts, and used in other marketing and promotional materials, unless a request is made in writing requesting otherwise.
  • Only original tickets printed and numbered by the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce are valid. Any ticket copied, altered, manufactured, discounted, or otherwise generated in any manner other than the original printing shall be, in the sole discretion of the chamber, deemed null and void and no refund will be due or issued.
  • Lost tickets will not be replaced and no refund will be due or issued.
  • You must present your original, unaltered ticket stub in order to collect the prize.
  • In the event the winner cannot produce the original, unaltered ticket stub, or is unable to claim the prize for any other reason, the prize will be retained by the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce.
  • The winner will be announced on this website, on the Facebook page of the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, and at the final stop of the Putt Putt Pub Crawl at a location in Pinetop-Lakeside to be determined.
  • An email be will sent from director@pinetoplakesidechamber.com to ticket purchasers tickets who provide an email address. To request the winner’s name by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce LuxTiny Raffle Winner, 518 W White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside, AZ 85929.
  • Questions concerning ticket purchases can be emailed to director@pinetoplakesidechamber.com or by asked by phone at (928) 367-4290.

Winner’s Responsibilities

If you are selected as the winner, you must:

  • Take possession of the prize within sixty (60) days of winning.
  • Complete a 1099-MISC form, which includes the winner’s social security number, and pay all applicable taxes. Taxes will be determined by prize value at time of winning, and as provided by LuxTiny Tiny Homes.

Verification of the Winner

The winning ticket is subject to verification by the board of the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, whose decision is final and binding in all matters related to the raffle. An entrant is not a winner, unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. The Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will not accept photographs or other facsimiles of tickets.

The potential winner will be notified by mail, email, or phone. If a potential winner of the prize cannot be contacted at the phone number or email address provided, or if the phone number and/or email address are illegible, the potential winner forfeits the prize and it will be retained by the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce. In the event the potential prize winner is disqualified for any reason, the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will award the prize to an alternate winner by random drawing among all remaining eligible entries. Winner must present original raffle ticket stub when asked to prove eligibility.


By receipt of the prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce and LuxTiny Tiny Homes, and their respective subsidiary and affiliate companies, supplies, distributors, and advertising/promotion agencies, as well as each such company’s officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Raffle or receipt, use, or misuse of any prize.

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Featured Photo Is An Example-Not The Actual Home That Will Be Won

Celebrating Dan Fitzpatrick: President Elect 2020

Celebrating Dan Fitzpatrick: President Elect 2020

The Future Just Got Brighter For The Tiny Home Industry!

Written by Janet Thome

The Tiny Home Industry Association has just selected Dan Fitzpatrick as our new President Elect as of Jan. 1st, 2020. Dan is the Director Of Government Relations for both the Tiny Home Industry Association ( THIA) and the American Tiny House Association ( ATHA ). The future just brighter for the tiny home industry to have Dan at the helm along with the  leadership of  Brad Wiseman, our extraordinary CEO and Chairman of THIA, along with the members of THIA and ATHA to Make Tiny Possible! Affordable housing cannot wait.

”Thank you for your trust in electing me President of THIA. ” ” I will try my best to live up to your expectations in accomplishment of THIA’s 2020 work program. ”

THIA’s Mission

 Unifying A Movement by Developing Standards and Promoting Best Practices in The Construction, Placement and Widespread Use of Tiny Homes as Permissible and Permanent Housing.

THIA’s Vision

We envision a world in which people are allowed to choose from a broader range of economical, ecologically responsible, safe and healthy housing solutions.

Dan Fitzpatrick: Key Proponent Of Moveable Tiny Homes In California

Dan Fitzpatrick  has made presentations to cities and counties though out the west coast on the opportunities for tiny houses and moveable tiny houses as a means to meet the ever-growing need for affordable and sustainable housing. Dan was recently a major presenter at the California Rural Counties Association, the Oregon Symposium on Tiny Homes, Green California Summit 2018, as well as a speaker for the SMUD tiny home on wheels design competition in Sacramento.

In 2018, Dan  conducted a series of workshops throughout California for Green Technology: ”Tiny Houses: A Sustainable, Eco-Friendly and Affordable Housing Solution” and training sessions for California local chapters of the American Tiny House Association on ”Legalizing Tiny Living”.

Dan  has over 48 years of broad executive level management and administrative leadership experience in both public and private sector organizations. Because of his government and developer experience, he has been working with CA local governments to amend their planning and zoning codes to permit moveable tiny houses as ADU’s. He has assisted cities of Fresno, Los Angeles, SLO, Ojai and San Diego on their ordinances and as well as the counties of Placer, SLO,  Monterey and Humboldt County.


He has made presentations to Planning Commissions, City Councils and Boards of Supervisors throughout CA. He is working with several California municipalities with several for demonstration infill tiny home projects.

Dan Fitzpatrick

Recent Progress In Smithville, Texas

In October, Dan was a guest speaker on a tiny home panel for the city of Smithville, Texas in October this year.  Smithville was considering adopting Appendix Q for tiny homes on a foundation. Appendix Q was adopted into the 2018 International Residential Code ( IRC ) building code to provide regulations and standards for tiny homes on a foundation that is 400 square feet or less.

”Monday evening I represented the Tiny House Industry Association and the American Tiny House Association in Smithville, TX, a community outside Austin. A group of City Council and community members gathered to hear my presentation of tiny homes and how they could be incorporated within their community.”

”After a 2 hour meeting and answering many questions, the Council voted to direct the City Manager to prepare ordinances for tiny houses and movable tiny houses in their town.
The city manager has already reached out and asked our help in writing their ordinances. ”

This is such an impressive success, because they were not considering moveable tiny homes at all and Dan won them over with his expertise and presentation.

ATHA And THIA Go International!

”I have been asked by the British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) to speak at their annual Vancouver conference. The topic will be on working with local and state governments in support of tiny houses as an affordable housing option.
The conference is mid-month with my presentation on November 19th. It will be exciting to gain insight into the tiny world of Canada, as they have many tiny builders and advocates.”

BC’s Affordable Housing Conference

THIA’s Initiatives And Goals

With our eyes on the future,

THIA supports the expansion of tiny home acceptance by

Working towards:

  • Consensus-based development of construction standards, planning, and inspection protocols
  • Professional development resources, tiny house movement research, and consumer education programs, along with news
  • Collaboration on a coordinated approach to legitimize tiny homes as a safe, permissible and permanent quality housing option.

Learn More

We Want To Thank Thom Stanton For His Service As President Of THIA

Thom Stanton is passing on the torch to Dan Fitzpatrick and we would to thank him for his service to THIA as the President and we wish him great success in his future endeavors. We owe him a debt of gratitude for his hard work as the key proponent of the state of Virginia to adopt Appendix Q which has has gained approval, including the 2021 edited changes.

Related Jurisdictions Allowing Moveable Tiny Homes

Dan Fitzpatrick


Affordable Housing Cannot Wait: Presentation By Dan Fitzpatrick

Join The Movement !

Tiny Homes Rescue : Texas Community

Tiny Homes Rescue : Texas Community

For Dog Rescuers And Dogs !

Written by Janet Thome

Do you dream of being part of a tiny home community and also rescue cats and  dogs? A Texas rescue non profit 501( c) 3  has created an innovative  way to bring two of my passions together, dogs and tiny homes! They have 6 tiny home lots reserved for rescuers/fosters that buy a Legacy Tiny Home from the rescue, the profit from the homes goes back into expenses for the rescue.  The rescue is in a rural area near Dallas/Fort Worth.

Each lot will include:

* 30×70 Tiny home lot that may be fenced in for privacy.
* 3 Kennel yards for rescue animals.
* Use of large fenced in dog walking area.
* Ability to pull animals under our 501(c)3.
* Coverage under our Shelter Insurance Policy (includes adoption events).
* Assistance from Community Service and other volunteers at the rescue.
* Use of our websites for listing adoptable animals.
* Access to our many resources, such as crates for adoption events etc.
* Food and other animal related items donated to the rescue.

Residents must commit to daily care for animals that they pull from shelters. Residents own their tiny home that they buy from Tiny Home Rescue and only pay utilities. At this time, there will no be lot rent. Financing is available. The homes will be on wheels. A lease will be required and the owner of the home can leave-even as it is being financed after the lease is up, though the rescue is hoping for long term tenants.

The Purpose Of An Animal Rescue: A Statement From Tiny Homes Rescue

Over a million dogs and cats are euthanized every year in the United States. This takes place in city shelters that are run by city funds obtained by taxes.

Many people do not understand the difference between City Shelters and Animal Rescues.

City shelters take in surrendered companion animals as well as lost and found cats and dogs. Depending on the size of the city and the funds available, some city shelters have animal control officers. These animal control officers are employees of the city. They can issue citations for cruelty to animals and other illegal actions under their jurisdiction.

Due to the large numbers of companion animals that are euthanized by city shelters, the need for rescues has emerged.

Rescues are non profit organizations that are allowed to pull animals from city shelter euthanasia lists. Rescues are not tax payer funded. They do not receive any funds from city taxes, nor do they have any legal jurisdiction. Their purpose and efforts are performed by volunteers and funded by donations.

Rescues pull animals from euthanasia lists, get them vetted (spayed, neutered, vaccinated) at their expense, and put them up for adoption. They charge an adoption fee for their efforts. Sometimes this adoption fee covers the Rescue’s expenses, but other times it does not. Animals are often adopted out at a financial loss to the Animal Rescues. This is done in an effort to save lives. Rescues save lives, and when you adopt you are saving lives.

Rescues can be a one person operation or a much larger organized structure. We are hoping our Rescue will evolve into a tiny homes rescue community.

Undisclosed Location

At this time, for the protection of the animals, the owner and to follow the guidelines of the rescue, the location will only be revealed after going through steps with the owner for those serious about this opportunity.  This decision was made because of unfortunate events in the past. People have left dogs at the gate in the middle of the night, including rescued dogs taken without permission from  bad situations, that the rescue cannot legally be responsible for. The owner and the volunteers work and have busy lives and although, they would love to help every animal in need, they are only focused on saving these beautiful dogs on the euthanasia list. Thank you for your understanding.

For More Details Please Email tinyhomesrescue@yahoo.com

Simple Life Tiny Home Communities

Simple Life Tiny Home Communities

Live Large -Carry Less In Flat Rock, North Carolina

Written by Janet Thome

Simple Life Tiny Home Communities- located in Flat Rock, North Carolina was founded by The Resource Group, land developers and experts in construction and building socially-designed pocket communities for over 20 years. At Simple Life community, you own your home, and avoid the cost and burden of land ownership, with flexible lifestyle and home site lease packages designed to give you the freedom to live more of life. Unlike restrictive land leases, Simple Life offers fully flexible land leases so you can stay for a year, or for decades. Your land lease ends when you sell your home – on your own terms.

Simple Life  provide lifestyle community amenities and a collection of 1 and 2-bedroom small cottages for sale that can be customized to meet individual needs, and maintain and operate their communities to the highest standards. There are 12 different plans to choose from.

Generous Home Sites: Premier Builders

Simple Life

The home sites are 2500 square feet and are beautifully maintained and landscaped. Simple Life performs extensive research on cottage manufacturers in the areas surrounding our communities. They  select preferred builders that stand behind the quality of their homes. Simple Life works closely with these builders on the process, quality, and delivery to build the development. Utility and initial landscaping set-up fees are included in the purchase price. Stone Canyon Cabins and Clayton Homes are two of the preferred builders.

Simple Life Lot Lease

Simple Life

Simple Life’s flexible land leases provide all the benefits of a carefully and professionally-managed HOA without the risk of costly assessments. The maintenance of all land, common property, landscaping, infrastructure, gates, roads, amenities, and replacement costs for buildings and equipment are all covered.

  • One-lane, one-way roads
    – A walkable community promotes a healthy lifestyle, facilitates interaction with neighbors and nature, and maintains a quaint cottage community feel
  • Community water, sewer, and basic cable
    – No more surprise bills. Enjoy peace of mind with one monthly bill for almost all utilities
  • Community managed maintenance and infrastructure
    – Upgrades and upkeep are handled internally, fixes happen quickly
  • Downlighting
    – Allows views of the beautiful night sky and firefly shows, and saves on energy
  • No real estate taxes
    – Simple Life pays real estate taxes, you do not
  • Private and gated entrance
    – Added security and peace of mind

Luxury Amenities

Simple Life

  • Clubhouse
  • Classic and Rustic Pools
  • Yoga Studio
  • Fitness Spaces
  • Sports Court
  • Dog Park
  • Community Gardens
  • Sport Courts
  • Green Spaces
  • Water Features

Extra Benefits Of The Simple Life Communities

  • Financing Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Homes Can Be Custom Built To Access Wheelchairs Including A Motorized  Lift
  • 5 Year Service Agreement
  • You Can Live In Your Home All Year Around
  • Community Events Including Cooking Classes And Tai Chi


New Florida Development Coming To Oxford, Florida

Simple Life

Lakeshore at Oxford, FL is in the early stages of development and details are still being finalized. However, they  have many exciting features to share with you at this time about this small cottage home community where neighbors own more than a home. You own a lifestyle.

  • Lakeshore will provide approximately 220 cottages in a well-manicured and amenity-filled development north of County Road 466 about a half-mile west of US 301.
  • The community will feature 1 and 2-bedroom small cottage homes that can be customized for how you live.
  • Interiors will include options for full-sized kitchen appliances, stack able or side by side washer and dryers, one and two bedrooms, flex space, and in some models, an additional 160 square-foot loft.
  • Cottages will range in size from about 399 sq. ft. – 800 sq. ft.
  • 1-bedroom homes are anticipated to start in the low $100s; 2-bedroom homes are anticipated to start in the low $130s
  • The best life is lived among the company and friendship of others. Simple Life creates communities with quality amenities that encourage people to connect and share life beyond the walls of their own homes. Proposed amenities for Lakeshore include a pool, lakeside pavilion, yoga room, fitness room, dog park, and community-owned boats for fishing and recreation on Lake Andrews. Lakeshore residents will enjoy exclusive access to these amenities.

Simple Life helps to simplify life by combining most monthly expenses into one monthly Lifestyle Fee plus Homesite Lease, which includes all the things you need to live in your own home, plus access to Simple Life’s community amenities and activities. Fees will vary slightly between North Carolina and Florida communities.

As a member of our interest list, you will receive exciting updates and developments as well as an invitation to Lakeshore’s VIP presale event, tentatively scheduled for early 2020.

Sign Up For The Lakeshore Early Interest List

Contact Simple Life Communities

American Tiny House

American Tiny House

Premier Texas Builder

Written by Janet Thome

Andrew Pleban is the owner and builder of American Tiny House located in Longview, Texas. Andrew is a master craftsman and has had a love of woodworking since he was a child, working beside his father. American Tiny House employs some of the most skilled, dedicated professionals in the industry. American Tiny House offers custom trailers, shells and complete turnkey tiny homes.

Durable And Low Maintenance: RVIA Certified

American Tiny House designs and builds the ultimate tiny home which combines sustainable housing, highest energy efficiency, exceptional durability, low maintenance, extreme comfort as well as a detailed appearance with maintaining a sound ecological footprint.

American Tiny House Receives 2019 Best of Longview Award

Longview, Texas. On  September 24, 2019 — American Tiny House was  been selected for the 2019 Best of Longview Award in the Construction Company category by the Longview Award Program.

Each year, the Longview Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Longview area a great place to live, work and play.

Lake Dallas Tiny House Village

Andrew recently built two tiny homes for the Lake Dallas Tiny Village-The first of its kind in the US, this development is intended only for tiny homes on wheels – aka THOW’s that comply with Tiny House Appendix Q for the International Residential Code. There are two spaces left for lease at this time.

More Details On The Lake Dallas Tiny House Village

Because Building a Tiny House Starts with a Strong Foundation

ATH designs and builds Tiny House trailers that are lighter weight, stronger, and builder friendly for the do it yourself-er as well as the experienced Tiny House builder.

American Tiny House Trailers include:

  • An aggressive Tiny House Trailer design that is structurally stronger, while also engineered to provide a way to construct your Tiny House much easier and faster.
  • Pre drilled holes,  makes bolting a breeze, when securing your framed walls to the Trailer.
  • 1/4″ Tubular steel construction throughout.
  • Access for water lines and drains to be installed in the floor cavity and not underneath where they can potentially freeze or be compromised by road debris.
  • 16″, 14 ply tiers.
  • Galvanized steel flashing installed to undercarriage of Trailer to provide a moisture barrier and rodent guard.
  • Equipped with leveling jacks to support a level Trailer foundation.
  • We engineered the location of the axles to insure a proper weight distribution in order to provide the ultimate in towing stability and smooth ride.
  •  Free build consultation with every trailer purchase. We would be excited to answer any questions or concerns that you may have pertaining to Tiny House Trailers, design and your future Tiny House Build.

Tiny House Shells


Standard Shell Packages includes Custom designed and built a Tiny House trailer, framing of exterior walls and roof, interior wall and loft framing, exterior sheathing, insulation in floor, double pane vinyl windows, standing seam metal roof, exterior siding, exterior door and delivery to your home site.

Design Features

Contact American Tiny House

Andrew Pleban is a board member of THIA