Milner, Colorado’s  First Tiny Home Community

Cheney Creek Tiny Home Development was approved by the Routt Board Of Commissioners Sept. 24th, 2019 and will be the first tiny home community in Milner.  Milner is a short 10 minute drive to Steamboat Springs along US HWY 40.

Tiny Home Advocate and Board Member, Emily Gerde supports Cheney Creek and sees the development  as a solution to a regional housing shortage. As a millennial, a tiny home was an affordable option when she was looking to buy a house in Routt County for her family of four, particularly with the financial burden of student debt. “I really love to see this county opening to tiny homes,” she said. “It’s really what our generation needs.”

Michael Buccino Developer

Michael Buccino is the developer of Cheney Creek and  is current serving as a planning commissioner for the City of Steamboat Springs. He owns an interior design firm and Micro Living, LLC. and began getting involved in the tiny house movement in 2016. DOLA, Department of Local Affairs in Colorado, came to rural Routt County, Colorado to discuss tiny houses and begin the conversation locally. Since then, the movement has progressed to create legal way for conforming tiny homes to local zoning. Michael is also a board member of the American Tiny House Association. Michael Buccino plans to have the six tiny homes built by March 2020.

Cheney Creek Project Details

Cheney Creek will be building 6 tiny homes on foundations, connected to all utilities, and offer them for sale at prices lower than any condo in nearby Steamboat Springs. Our goal is to build a small community that displays what a tiny neighborhood could be under this site built type of construction, and give affordable housing a new product that is sustainable in the long term. Milner was selected due to the availability of utility services. There is a sewer treatment plant nearby, electrical and shared water wells available. The homes will be for sale on a deeded lot. Buccino plans to sell the tiny homes for about $160,000 each. By comparison, the average residential home price in Routt County was $686,781 at the end of 2018, according to a report from the Land Title Guarantee Company.

Cheney Creek HOA

Cheney Creek will have an HOA for reasons of the open space, snow plowing and other smaller services. There will be a total of 8 parking spots.

Tiny Home Advocate and Board Member, Emily Gerde supports Cheney Creek and sees the development  as a solution to a regional housing shortage. As a millennial, a tiny home was an affordable option when she was looking to buy a house in Routt County for her family of four, particularly with the financial burden of student debt. “I really love to see this county opening to tiny homes,” she said. “It’s really what our generation needs.

Pre Sale LIst

Sign up to be on the pre sale list. Paul Weese, the broker overseeing the sale of the tiny homes, said he has received multiple inquiries about purchasing a unit. He currently has six potential residents and expects a spike in interest following the commissioners’ approval.

Article Source Steamboat Pilot

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