Smithville, Texas Wants Public Comment On Tiny Homes

Call To Action : Should Smithville Adopt Appendix Q?

Smithville, Texas- Has put out the call for public comment on tiny homes and are requesting interested parties to fill out their survey. I have reached out and asked them if they only want local residents. I will be updating

Smithville, Texas Wants To Know What You Think About Bringing Tiny Homes in Smithville

Tiny Home Survey

The City of Smithville is seeking public input regarding Tiny Homes.  Your feedback is extremely valuable as the City Council considers the issue to allow (or not to allow) Tiny Homes within our community.
Please complete the following SURVEY  The ten (10) question survey will take 3-5 minutes to complete.
What is a “Tiny Home”? After an intense vetting and a three-stage voting process in 2017, the International Code Council (ICC) approved the definition of a Tiny Home for use in the International Residential Code (IRC) Appendix Q: A “Tiny House” is a dwelling that is 400 square feet (37 sq m) or less in floor area excluding lofts. For more information about the code, see:

Additional Appendix Q Information

Deadline Is August 8th, 2019


Texas Tiny Home News

Texas Tiny Home News

Nonprofit buys land to build tiny homes for the homeless  Sept. 4th, 2019

Tiny Hope Village aims to ensure those enduring chronic homelessness in the Bryan/College Station area have homes of their own.

As an organization providing ministry for 12 years, the nonprofit is now under contract to buy a 7-acre plot of land in Hearne, with the intention of building over 20 homes for those in need.

Article Source Central Texas News Now 

These Austin Tiny Homes Could House 40% of the City’s Chronically Homeless Population August 26th, 2019

Extraordinary is a perfect word to describe the problem he’s devoted his life to solving: homelessness in the United States. For the last 14 years, Graham and his nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) have worked to build Community First Village, a 27-acre development just outside Austin’s city limits made up of eclectic tiny homes, RVs and tricked-out tents.

Article Source Nation Swell

Texas town Kirbyville completes first tiny house in homeless village August 13th, 2019

The Southeast Texas Homeless Coalition has started the first phase in a project to build tiny houses for homeless veterans in Jasper and surrounding counties.

Article Source Chron News

New Solution To Stave Off Homelessness Stopped By Permit Problem July 18th, 2019

A new solution to the homeless and drug addiction problems in San Antonio showing promise, but a tiny home community could be postponed or even put to an end.

Pastor Jimmy Robles used his own inspiration, experience, and sheer determination to create a solution to some of the biggest problems on San Antonio’s west side.

Article Source July 18th, 2019

Several obstacles greet area owners of tiny homes July 15th, 2019

Legacy Village- building a legacy July 15th, 2019

Legacy Village, operated by the nonprofit Brown County Home Solutions (BCHS), is a community that will eventually consist of 16 “tiny homes” — with three completed so far and a fourth nearing completion — and is intended to help the homeless.

Article Source Brownwood Bulletin

Keller ISD teacher, students converting bus into home on wheels July 12th, 2019

A Keller ISD teacher and group of students are braving Texas summer temperatures as they convert an old school bus into a home on wheels.

Since the beginning of June, Matt Quattlebaum and 10-20 students have been meeting twice a week to work on what the group calls the “skoolie.” Their aim is to convert the bus into an RV-like living space.

Article Source Community Impact

Tiny house village breaks ground in Lake Dallas Feb 28th, 2019

Tiny house advocate B.A. Norrgard at the new tiny house village groundbreaking.The project is being developed by Terry Lantrip, who’s spearheaded many other iconic projects in the community, along with the help of Beth Ann “B.A.” Norrgard, a Garland-based tiny house owner and nationally known tiny house advocate. Article Source GreenSourceDFW

How the Tiny House Movement is Saving the Town of Spur, Texas January 30th, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Dallas’ New ‘Granny Flat’ Ordinance June 28th, 2018

These so-called “Granny flats” have the potential to help the city address its affordability problem, particularly in neighborhoods where middle-income housing is being demolished to make way for high-priced apartments.

Article Source D News