The Cottages Of Vaughan: Clarkstone, Georgia

The Cottages Of Vaughan: Clarkstone, Georgia

First Of It’s Kind Tiny Home Community

Written By Janet Thome

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

The Cottages At Vaughan

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.

More Details Click Here


Georgia Tiny Home News

Georgia Tiny Home News

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.

Article Source 13WMAZ

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.

Article Source The Champion

‘Traditional houses don’t work for everyone. Can tiny homes fill a gap in Middle Georgia? August 26th, 2019

Five people now living on the streets in Macon will soon move into brand new, pastel colored tiny homes.

Meanwhile in Warner Robins, construction is expected to start soon on a tiny home community for seniors and military veterans in need.

Article Source The Telegraph 

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.

Article Source 13 WMAZ

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.

Article Source Curbed Atlanta

‘It’s everything I dreamed of and more. I really am home:’ Veterans settle into Tiny Homes July 17th, 2019

It’s been a little more than two weeks since the first phase when 12 homeless veterans moved into the Tiny Homes on Dundee Street.

The Homeless Authority’s Tiny House Project has been in the works for years, and the veterans are finally home.

Article Source Fox28Media

Floyd County looks to make room for tiny homes July 14th, 2019

Floyd County Commissioners have asked planning department staff to draft regulations that would allow tiny home communities in the unincorporated area.

Article Source MDJ

Tiny Home Subdivision Moratorium Stands July 2nd, 2019

Blue Ridge, Ga – Board of Commissioners approved to extend the moratorium on tiny home subdivisions for another year.

The existing moratorium will stand through July 2020 after an extensive discussion on the topic with the community.

Article Source FYN TV

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.

Article Source On Common Ground News

The Cottages Of Vaughan

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.

Article Source AJC Atlanta News