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

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

Sugar Mill Creek: At Lake Burton

Sugar Mill Creek: At Lake Burton

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.

Financing Available

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.

Simple Pricing

From $105,000 to $ 115,000

Monthly HOA : $275.00 : Includes

  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Trash Service
  • Common Area Landscaping
  • Security
  • Amenity Upkeep


  • Private Community
  • Gated and Guarded Entry
  • Clubhouse on Property
  • Community-Sponsored Events
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Outside Fire Pits
  • Streams Throughout Property
  • Private Driveways and Parking
  • Reserved Boat Slips and Dry Storage for Owners at La Prade’s Marina

Sugar Mill Creek At Lake Burton

Contact Tim 210 781 3662

MyKabin: Premier Builder Of Seattle DADUs

MyKabin: Premier Builder Of Seattle DADUs

Open House Oct. 19th -27th, 2019

Written by Janet Thome

MyKabin- a Seattle-based construction firm specializing in affordable and sustainable, turnkey detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs). MyKabin re imagines the DADU construction process by focusing on creating beautiful, cottages with a minimally disruptive installation process that saves homeowners time, money and the hassle of a lengthy construction project. Handling the process completely from permitting through inspection.

MyKabin removes the headache of hiring and coordinating from the homeowner, while simultaneously guaranteeing an upfront price that’s more affordable than other construction methods. With extensive customizable options and a strong sustainability commitment, MyKabin is the best DADU solution for Seattle-area homeowners.

MyKabin spent almost a year working with the city, engineering every aspect of the design from the foundation to the roof. The time and technology investment allow them to offer an easy, hassle-free, turnkey option for building a backyard cottage at a price most Seattle homeowners can afford.

For Ronnie & Wendy Cunningham, Seattle natives and owners of the newly finished inaugural MyKabin DADU, building a DADU in the backyard of the Madison Valley home bought in 1975 had been a goal for years. But after fourteen months of navigating the city’s permitting process and receiving construction bids of over $300,000, the project seemed to be hitting insurmountable roadblocks. Enter MyKabin.

Open House For MyKabin’s First Seattle DADU

The Cunningham Kabin at 432 31st Ave E will play host to an open house from October 19-27, 2019, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, allowing Seattleites a special up-close & in-cottage view of what a MyKabin build can be. MyKabin team members will be on hand to answer questions and to help visitors search to see if their home is eligible for a DADU.

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Legislation Passed in July To Ease Restrictions On Backyard Cottages And Basements

On July 1, 2019 the Council unanimously passed legislation (Council Bill 119544) that will make it easier for more property owners to build backyard cottages (detached accessory dwelling units or DADUs) and basement units (attached accessory dwelling units or AADUs) and therefore provide more housing options for people living in Seattle.


Turnkey, Affordable Options Starting At $110,000


How Big MyKabin?

MyKabin currently offers 3 standard sizes and custom options of DADU/ ADU depending on your need.

Small: 253 sq. ft

Medium: 340 sq. ft

Large: 378 sq. ft

What’s Inside MyKabin?

Each Kabin comes built with a full bathroom, a kitchen with refrigerator, cooktop, and counter space, and a closet that is plumbed and powered for an optional washer dryer. MyKabin handles all permitting, site work, and utility connections so that once installed, your backyard cottage is ready to use.

Can I Customize MyKabin?

We are able to sell Kabins at such a low price by standardizing our construction process. With this said, some things are customizable in our DADUs/ADUs. Owners have the option of deleting the kitchen and/or bathroom and closet for some cost reduction. Owners may also customize colors and certain finishing materials such as flooring and cabinetry materials in their backyard cottage.

What Is The Construction And Installation Process?

Our DADUs/ ADUs are built off site where MyKabin can streamline production, quality control, and achieve efficiency so that we can pass the cost savings on to you. All Kabins are designed to state and city building codes and are engineered to be highly energy efficient. Just prior to delivery MyKabin will come to your property to install a foundation and prepare utility connections for your backyard cottage. Once your Kabin is complete and your backyard is ready, your DADU/ ADU will be delivered to your property by truck and then lifted by crane into your backyard. Foundation and utility connections will be completed and finishing touches added. Final installation inspection will be completed by the City and Seattle and then you’ll be ready to move in or rent the unit. MyKabin will manage each step of the process.

Are There Any restrictions On How I Use MyKabin?

The City of Seattle allows DADUs/ ADUs to be used for a wide variety of uses, including AirBnb, monthly rentals and personal uses.

Can I Finance The Purchase Of MyKabin?

Most homeowners in Seattle with verifiable income have enough equity in their primary home to get a home equity line of credit fro a backyard cottage. We have partnered with HomeStreet Bank who has a loan officer familiar with homeowners wishing to finance a MyKabin. While we encourage you to meet with a qualified lending agent to determine your actual cost, the approximate monthly payment on a 20-year line of credit could be $450 per month.

Is My Property Eligible For A Kabin?

Each property is different, so we offer a free assessment of your property’s eligibility for a Kabin. Contact us and we can get started right away!

MYKabin Website

Related: Seattle Desires To Streamline The ADU Process

Magestic Hills Tiny Home Community Coming Soon!

Magestic Hills Tiny Home Community Coming Soon!

Located In Willis, Texas: One Hour From Houston

Written By Janet Thome

Magestic Hills Tiny Home Community- is in the development stage with a projected date to be finished by November with move in dates for tenants by January, 2020. Great location, just minutes from Lake Conroe and only an hour from Houston.

80 Lots For Lease Available

There are eighty lots for lease available. You will be required to purchase a 399 tiny home on wheels from Magestic Hills, to be able to lease a lot. The homes range from $ 40,000 to $80,000.

They will have 10 models to choose from. You will also have the choice to have a garage or carport built. The builders are Platinum Cottages and Champion Homes.

Magestic Tiny Home Village


Magestic Tiny Home Village

  • Gated Community
  • Beautifully Landscaped And Maintained
  • Community Center
  • Pool
  • Dog Park
  • Weight Room
  • Extra Parking

More Information Coming !

Magestic Tiny Home Village

I will be updating this information as it becomes available.

Please call Korey Freels if you would like more information at 936-718-8171 and to see the community.

Magestic Tiny Home Community
13625 African Hill Road
Willis, Texas 77378


Cedar Springs Tiny Village: New Paris, Ohio

Cedar Springs Tiny Village: New Paris, Ohio

Interactive Tiny Tour October 26th, 2019

Cedar Springs Tiny Village- the first tiny home village in Ohio is offering an interactive tour to meet their tenants, tour their tiny homes built by Cedar Spring’s list of preferred builders and visit the beautiful Lakefront village on October 26th, 2019. The event will be from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Hors d’oeuvres provided at each site.

Gerald Brubaker has enthusiastically brought to life his vision of the “tiny” community, as the founder of Cedar Springs, with 27 sites currently established for lease.
Cedar Springs is Located in New Paris, Ohio,  centrally located within 1.5 hours of Cincinnati, Columbus, and Indianapolis, and only 40 minutes from Dayton!

Amenities Include:

  • Lakefront Views And Mature Trees
  • Walking Paths
  • Community Garden Access
  • Private Parking With Each Lot
  • Recycling Program
  • Water, Sewer, Power
  • Grounds keeping And Maintenance Included

Power will be paid by the tenant

Preferred Builders

  • Modern Tiny Living
  • Liberation Tiny Homes
  • Maverick Tiny Homes
  • Tiny House Life. Org
  • Incredible Tiny Homes

Three Steps To Go Tiny

1) Schedule a tour. They  would love to provide a personal, guided tour of the Cedar Springs Community and determine which member(s) of our builder group will be the best fit for you and your dream tiny!

2) Reserve your site/construct/relocate your tiny

Cedar Springs offers a 3-month “free” reservation of any site with a $1,000 deposit.

Whether you need a little extra time to relocate your existing tiny, or your tiny home is not quite completed, we want to ensure that you can still stake a claim on your favorite site!

If you’re still looking at your funding options, check out the Financing Resource Page

3) Move in and enjoy your tiny life!


Resident Review

Kimberly resides in  a stunning custom 28 foot build known as “The Fox” which was created by Modern Tiny Living.

Biography – tell us a little about you!

“I have been a HGTV fan for many years. I started watching the tiny house shows, it was the very first time I have even heard of such a thing. I was hooked. I lived in a tiny apartment in Indianapolis and loved it. I just like tiny spaces, they are easier to clean, easier to decorate, and easier to move. I plan on retiring to Maine, and now I don’t have to start all over. I can take my Tiny with me and know that it will be a home I love. I don’t have to give up anything.”

What is your favorite thing about living at Cedar Springs Tiny Village?

“My favorite thing about living at Cedar Springs Tiny Village is the surroundings. It is in a beautiful place with a beautiful view of the lake. I love all the trees and the yard is gorgeous. I really like where my house sits and even though it is in New Paris, it feels like I live in the country.”

What advice would you give to a potential tiny homeowner?

“My advice it to make sure you talk to your builders so they know exactly what you want. Stick to your guns, don’t let anyone talk you out of your dreams. Ask questions about everything, even the appliances. If they don’t want to answer your questions, get another builder. I learned the hard way that the really cool washer/dryer combo (you see them on all the HGTV tiny shows) doesn’t use heat to dry, so nothing ever gets dry. I had to buy a clothes dryer and place it on top of the really cool washer/dryer combo. The builders knew this, but since I didn’t ask about it, they didn’t mention it.”

Additional Reviews

Cedar Springs Tiny Village