Tiny House Handup Just Received A Donation Of 7.9 Acres
Written by Janet Thome
The Calhoun non-profit Tiny House Hand Up now has more than half a million dollars in assets thanks to the donation of 7.9 acres of land by Ginger King. They are currently working with local government officials, USDA Rural Development, Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs and other agencies and organizations on the plan for best developing the donated property.
Solution For Affordable Housing in Calhoun
The Director of Tiny House Hand Up, Cindy Tucker said the land will be used specifically to build a tiny home community that will offer affordable housing for area residents. It will not be subsidized or need-based housing and potential homeowners will need to qualify for financing just like a traditional home purchase. The organization will offer classes for homeowners and potential homeowners related to finance, home upkeep and repair. Also, local contractors have offered to provide their services at reduced prices to homeowners in the Tiny House Hand Up community.
Permanent Tiny Homes On A Foundation
The land donated by Ginger King could provide space for as many as 40 tiny homes. A tiny house built by the group will be between 350 and 800 square feet, but it will only cost about $100 per square foot to build.
The land donated by King recently could eventually provide space for as many as 40 tiny homes. In addition, the organization will offer classes for homeowners and potential homeowners related to finance, home upkeep and repair. Also, local contractors have offered to provide their services at reduced prices to homeowners in the Tiny House Hand Up community.
The community will be a planned, beautiful community and the homes will be built according to one of several floor plans.
Tiny Hand Up will be working in collaboration with Georgia Dream, the State’s housing agency, their goal is to provide every Georgia citizen the opportunity to have access to safe and affordable housing, no matter their community or income. A community’s housing options are key building blocks in the community fabric, and they work with local governments, housing authorities, for-profit and non-profit developers, community groups, and landlords statewide to meet the housing and community needs of all Georgians.
A 501(c)3 Non Profit Corporation Providing Affordable Housing Solutions for the Citizens of Calhoun/Gordon County, GA. The organization was founded three years ago, and since then they have been working to raise money and partnering with builders and suppliers and local governments to see their plan through.
Their is a severe shortage of affordable housing. The area is great more bringing in industries and providing jobs, but the pay is on the lower end of the scale.
How We Can Help: Support The Tiny Hand Up Store
Not only did the non-profit receive the gift of land, a store was donated to them as well. They welcome donations and shoppers at their store located at 150 Warrior Path, Suite 3 in Calhoun. All funds go toward providing affordable housing in the community. They also accept donations of building materials or household items.
Turkey Jam Event : Nov. 29th, 2019
We can also support their Turkey Jam event on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Elks Club that will include dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased at the store, Fitness First or Grandstandz.
Split The Pot
They are now selling tickets for a 50/50 drawing to be held the night of Turkey Jam! 1 ticket $5.00, 3 tickets $10.00, 8 tickets $20.00, or 10 tickets just $25.00 Come by our store Located 150 Warrior Path behind Grandstanz & next door to Fitness First or Contact Tiny House Hand Up Store at 706-403-6374 to have a representative come by with your tickets.
Luxury Tiny Home Community in Clarksville, Georgia
Written by Janet Thome
Sugar Mill Creek At Lake Burton-an upscale, gated private tiny home community in Clarksville, Georgia. There are 51 sites over 12 acres. Sugar Mill Creek offers 7 different, inclusive, fully customizable cottages each designed, constructed and inspired by the Lake Burton lifestyle. The community is all age and pet friendly!
Stone Canyon Cabins
Stone Canyon Cabins is the builder for the community. You must purchase a cabin and lease the lot. They offer 7 different floor plans to suit every family’s needs. Each model has a range of different interior and exterior options giving you the chance to define the aesthetic appearance of your home.
There are 39 lots available and they offer financing,
About Stone Canyon Cabin:
Our owner began this company after building the very first cabin for his own family…
an experience that carries over into our daily production as we never take shortcuts, and instead take pride in our work and do everything we can to guarantee a life changing cabin experience for our customers. The experience of our customers means everything to us. From the design, to production, to delivery, we strive to exceed the customers expectations.
Our WORLD CLASS DESIGNS, efficiently utilize and MAXIMIZE every element of the space so our customers experience the value of our beloved homes!
We use TOP QUALITY MATERIALS that are guaranteed to stand the test of time
GIVING BACK is one of our core values. We believe its important to give back to the local communities which we live and work.
Our cabins are built SAFETY FIRST. Work site safety and our employees safety comes first in all of our construction phases, transportation and deliveries.
From $105,000 to $ 115,000
Monthly HOA : $275.00 : Includes
Common Area Landscaping
Gated and Guarded Entry
Clubhouse on Property
Outside Fire Pits
Streams Throughout Property
Private Driveways and Parking
Reserved Boat Slips and Dry Storage for Owners at La Prade’s Marina
The Cottages on Vaughan broke ground this week and will be the first of its kind in Clarkston, GA. Situated on a half-acre, the development will include 8 tiny homes on permanent foundations ranging from 250-492 SF oriented around a common green. It is centrally located one block from downtown Clarkston, community hub Refuge Coffee and from the local park Friendship Forest. The development has easy access to the Path Foundation trail that connect Clarkston to Decatur, the City of Atlanta, and Stone Mountain.
Tax Parcel For Each Tiny Home
An HOA will be established and each owner of the development will own the land the tiny home is situated on. It is not a lease agreement. Each tiny home will have their own tax parcel.
Developed By The Micro-Institute
The Cottages on Vaughan was developed by the Micro-Institute, a 501(c)3 non profit that is dedicated to educating individuals, groups and cities about the positive impacts of micro living.Their mission is to connect thought leaders to professionals to encourage and enable developments of walk able, sustainable ”micro-hood’; communities. Founders of the Micro-Institute , Kim Buccierro and Will Johnston were advocates for the adoption of Appendix Q in Georgia. At this time, it is referred to Appendix S until the effective date of January 2020.
A Statement From Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry
“We are proud to partner with the Micro-Institute on this innovative new approach to housing,” said City of Clarkston Mayor, Ted Terry. “We recognize that the past 50 years of urban sprawl has segregated communities, contributed to global warming, and exacerbated housing inequality. By experimenting and innovating with new development ordinances, we are able to allow a greater range of housing options.”
Clarkston City Council Passed The Tiny Home Ordinance
The development comes nearly 14 months after the passage of the city’s tiny-home ordinance. The approval of this project represents a move towards achieving one of the top prioritized in our 2040 comprehensive plan –– increasing stability in our housing market by providing more home ownership opportunities,” council member Jamie Carroll said. “I hope that other cities will look at our tiny home ordinance and this development and see that it is possible to create a housing landscape that allows for home ownership to come in all shapes and sizes.”
Affordable Price: Starting At $99,000
The development will be sold at an affordable, market driven price and will be a demonstration site and after construction, they will give monthly tours available to the public. The development will serve as a an inspiration and model for municipalities, developers and future investors as a testament to the success and much needed solution for affordable housing.
8 tiny houses on permanent foundations ranging from 250 SF- 492 SF
Common green space & consolidated parking
Close proximity to the Path trail leading to Atlanta, Decatur and Stone Mountain
Market driven affordability: starting at approximately $99,000
Design, budget, process to be available to the public to serve as true demonstration
Monthly tours of the community open to public once construction complete
Water catchment & permaculture landscaping
Currently in the permitting process with Dekalb County & City of Clarkston
Site work to commence July/ August
Applications and Reservation Deposits to be accepted July/ August 2019
Final sales price to be confirmed once site work completed Fall 2019
Construction of Homes to be completed late 2019
Pre- Sales Coming Soon!
The Micro-Institute is currently researching financing to offer for the new buyer’s of the development.
East Dublin Woman Opens Up Tiny Homes For Dorian Evacuees Sept. 3rd, 2019
“I actually saw a post on Facebook, and I can’t remember which group it was on or page it was on, but I saw it and then I started communicated with Pamela that owns the place and runs the place,” Todd said.
She is talking about Pam Otts who runs Widows Oil Ministry. Otts says she wanted to help Dorian evacuees with a place to stay.
How we can still create affordable housing Sept. 2nd, 2019 Sept. 2nd, 2019
Tiny houses—Most city building codes do not allow the construction or permanent siting of tiny houses (typically 250-900 square feet), for purposes other than use as a guest cottage or out-building. A handful of Georgia cities including Clarkston, East Point and Fayetteville have adjusted their building codes and have tiny home communities currently under construction.
Warner Robins tiny home community to house veterans, seniors August 26th, 2019
Frazier said they will start out by building 15 tiny homes on the property, and they are hoping that number will grow to over 160 in 2020. She said they are currently working on a $5 million grant to make that happen.
Pinewood Forest’s tiny home village is (almost) ready for its close-up July 20th, 2019
Situated across the road from massive Pinewood Atlanta Studios, about 15 miles south of the Atlanta airport, the mini-city concept that bills itself as a hub for storytellers, entrepreneurs, and creators of tomorrow is also now the site of a tiny home village.
Clarkston approves first tiny home community in Georgia May 9th, 2019
The City Council voted unanimously for the project on May 7. “The Cottages on Vaughan” will be situated on a half-acre lot centrally located one block from downtown Clarkston, and will include eight tiny homes on permanent foundations, ranging from 250-492 square feet.
Georgia’s first ‘tiny home neighborhood’ coming to metro Atlanta May 10th, 2019
he DeKalb County suburb approved “The Cottages on Vaughan” at a Tuesday night City Council meeting. Situated one block from downtown Clarkston, the eight homes will be built on permanent foundations on the half-acre lot.