Colorado Tiny Home News

Colorado Tiny Home News

Tiny Home Venture In Woodland Park Scores Narrow Victory In Marathon Hearing Sept. 17th, 2019

The heated battle between the opponents of the manufactured home project, known as the Village at Tamarac, and the developers, went before the city’s Board of Adjustment (BOA) group. After an emotional back and forth, which lasted more than six hours between the two parties, the board affirmed the developer’s right to proceed with the project.

But Woodland Park Planning Director Sally Riley staunchly disagreed with this assessment. She offered a defense of the city’s approval of the project and rebutted many of the points made by the project opponents. Riley cleared up the issue of the definition of a manufactured home by stating the difference between a mobile home and a manufactured home. She said that a mobile home is certified by Housing and Urban Development (HUD). But the major difference exist in the fact that a manufactured home is also certified by the International Building Code (IRC) to abide by higher standards than a mobile home. More specifically, a manufactured home is required to be installed on a permanent foundation, not on a chassis like a traditional mobile home.

Article Source The Mountain Jackpot News

Milner tiny home community a step away from reality as final approval vote slated for end of month Sept. 12th, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In a unanimous vote, the Routt County Planning Commission during its September meeting gave its final approval to what would be the first tiny home development in an unincorporated part of the county.

Under the plan, six homes, ranging from 200 to 260 square feet, would be built in unincorporated Milner, just off U.S. Highway 40, about 10 miles west of Steamboat Springs.

Article Source Steamboat Pilot

Colorado’s Tiny House Movement, Communities and Resources Galore

The tiny house movement in Colorado is booming. Despite limited legal parking opportunities for tiny homes on wheels. But that is changing in a big way, thanks to community developers and local advocates. Their efforts have been aided by all the positive press about the last few years’ exuberant festivals, from the first Tiny House Jamboree to the annual Colorado Tiny House Festival and the People’s Tiny House Festival.

Several smaller events and the gorgeous WeeCasa hotel have added to the growing tiny buzz. The roster of Colorado-based tiny home builders is ever-growing—there are over 24 to choose from! DIY building options are plentiful, as well. The Denver metro is home to TrailerMade Trailers, Einstyne Tiny Homes (tiny house shell specialists) and DIY build sites are available from Tiny Home Connection and Colorado Custom Coachworks.

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Colorado Springs City Council votes unanimously in favor of tiny home village Sept 10th, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A plan to build the first tiny home village in Colorado Springs unanimously passed a vote Tuesday by the City Council.

The project will bring 18 tiny homes and two storage sheds to the northeast corner of Fountain Boulevard and Sierra Madre Street.

Article Source KRDO

Colorado Springs City Council to vote on tiny home village Sept. 10th, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A plan to build the first tiny home village in Colorado Springs is scheduled for a vote Tuesday by the city council. The project would build 18 tiny homes and two storage sheds at the northeast corner of Fountain Boulevard and Sierra Madre Street.

Article Source KRDO

Public Comments Welcomed: Pagosa Springs, Co Sept 5th

Colorado Appendix Q News : Archuleta County Public Meeting Of The Commissioners Adopting 2015 and Appendix Q : Public Welcome Sept 5th,
2019 at 8:30 Am at Archuleta County Administration Office
398 Lewis St, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Details Call Mary 907 264 8308 / They welcome written comments before the meeting; Send to mHelminski@archuletacounty.org

Controversial Tiny Home Project Hits Roadblock August 29th, 2019

Although the board okayed the project, they imposed much more stringent conditions that those recommended by the city staff. In fact, some insiders now question if the development will ever get built, or speculate that the issue will be headed to court. Last week marked the first of several appeals mounted against the proposed housing project.

Article Source The Mountain Jackpot News

Colorado nonprofit looks to tiny homes to help homeless vets August 26th, 2019

Robertson wants to help veterans like Alvira Concepcion get back on their feet, that includes housing. But they’re looking to do that a little differently. He wants to put them in tiny homes.

Article Source The Denver Channel

Denver Closing In on Approving Zoning Codes for Tiny Home Villages August 8th, 2019

On Wednesday, August 7, the Denver Planning Board approved an addition to the city’s zoning code that would allow for temporary tiny home villages. If approved by city council, the final arbiter, later this month, the changes would ease construction for the villages in Denver, which proponents say would help chip away at homelessness.

Article Source Westword

McMillin: Why Denver’s tiny home village dream can’t be dismissed as just another fad gone bad June 30th, 2019

So, as a public hearing on proposed zoning code changes regarding temporary tiny home villages looms before the Denver Planning Board, I dug into the subject. If approved, the changes could open the door to the creation of villages in commercial, mixed-use and industrial areas or where there is an existing public or civic use.

Article Source The Denver Post

Tiny-home villages could be allowed across much of Denver July 29th, 2019

She is proposing that the city change its rules to allow tiny-home villages on far more properties. The change could make it much easier and simpler to build the low-cost housing communities in Denver.

Article Source The Denver Post

Tiny-home villages could be allowed across much of Denver July 24th, 2019

Now, that may change: Denver Councilwoman at-large Robin Kniech wants to allow villages to be built across more of the city and for longer periods of time.

Article Source The Denver Post

Phase 1 of newly approved Silt tiny home community is a go July 17th, 2019

Danson said his business partner, Nielsen, who owns the KOA Campground at Silt, came up with the design and is the architect of the planned community.On Tuesday morning, Tiny Homes at River Run will start taking deposits for the first 13 sites and living units.

Article Source Post Independent 

Updated: Developer of Village at Tamarac modular-home community refutes objections July 18th, 2019

The developer of a 53-unit Woodland Park modular small-home community, Village at Tamarac, said it is intended to be a response to a housing need.

Tiny homes as affordable and alternative housing gain in popularity. Colorado is at the forefront of the movement July 11th, 2019

The state has over 20 builders who are constructing more than one tiny home unit at a time, and over 40 companies that have built at least one tiny home. On tiny home websites, other states with a growing number of manufacturers include Oregon, Washington and Texas.

Article Source The Denver Post

Colorado’s Tiny House Festival Is Here, and It’s Not Tiny June 21st, 2019

Colorado is ideal for people living the tiny lifestyle,” says Art Laubach, the festival’s organizer and founder of the Colorado Tiny House Association.

Article Source Westword

Colorado Springs officials call ‘densification’ fears overblown July 7th, 2019

The Colorado Springs City Council is cautiously considering a proposal that would allow the construction of accessory dwelling units in predominantly single-family residential areas, often called ‘densification.

Article Source The Gazette

Tiny Home Villages Getting Home in Denver Zoning Code This Fall June 6th, 2019

Tiny home villages are months away from finally getting their own home in the Denver zoning code.

Article Source Westword 

It’s Moving Day For Denver’s Tiny Home Village May 13th, 2019

Denver’s tiny home village on Monday began the move to its new location in Globeville, a neighborhood in north Denver.

Article Source The Gazette

Despite Opposition From Neighbors, Tiny Home Village Moving to Globeville April 30th, 2019

On Monday, April 29, Denver City Council unanimously approved the relocation of the Beloved Community Village to a city-owned plot of land in Globeville at 4400 Pearl Street two weeks before residents must move from their current village in RiNo.

Article Source Westword

Fountain exploring zoning rules for tiny homes, short-term rentals Feb 20th, 2019

Fountain officials are considering adopting zoning rules for tiny houses and short-term rentals, such as those advertised through Airbnb and other properties that residents rent out for less than 30 days at a time.

Tiny houses, which are typically considered less than 400 square feet and mounted on trailers, are allowed in campgrounds in Fountain, and the City Council can grant a special use if a resident wants to put one in a mobile home park, Fountain Planning Supervisor Kristy Martinez said.

Article Source The Gazette

Tiny Homes In Lyons, Colorado July 7th, 2019

The journey to legalize tiny homes on wheels  in Lyons, Colorado was a three year journey.  We  need to thank Byron Fears, owner of SimBLISSity Tiny Homes for being on the forefront of this  battle. Byron Fears is the Director Of Communications for the Tiny Home Industry Association ( THIA ).

I want to chronicle this  journey that has helped the entire tiny home industry.

Chuck Ballard, President of Pacific West Associates and Director of Standards for THIA was also instrumental in legalizing tiny homes in Lyons, Colorado.

Article Source Tiny Home Industry Association

First “tiny home” comes to Glenwood Springs May 4th, 2018

Hideout Creekside Village was once part of the Midland Railroad, where coal was transported from the Sunlight Mine down to the county road now known as Midland Avenue in Glenwood Springs and onto the main rail line. 

.Hideout Cabins & Tiny Home Community owners Beau Haines and Zach Frischand 18 months ago decided to make their “dual vision” a reality by spearheading a plan to build a series of tiny homes in what is now a close-knit RV park.

Article  Source The Denver Post 

Colorado’s Tiny Home Owners and Builders Talk Pros and Cons of Living Small July 25th, 2017

Co-owner of SimBLISSity Tiny Homes, Byron Fears, compared the ’60s blue jeans fad to the tiny homes fad today. According to him, they’re here to stay.

“The Great American Dream of the three bedroom house with a two car garage was proven to be unsustainable during the past recession,” Fears said. “The current economy is proving that the hopes of home ownership is beyond the reach of most working class people.”

Article Source 303 Magazine

La Plata County building codes to take on tiny house provisions Feb 19th, 2017

Last month, the building department and county commissioners discussed plans to replace outdated county building codes with more current standards as well as upgrade energy efficiency standards tentatively sometime this year. The county’s new regulations will include the new international building appendix for tiny houses.

Article Source The Durango Herald