Kentucky Tiny Home News
Plan to allow granny flats and tiny houses in Lexington advances, but with changes Oct. 21st, 2019
A controversial proposal that would allow granny flats and tiny houses in Lexington neighborhoods took a big step Monday toward becoming law.
The Urban County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a series of text amendments to city zoning ordinances that would allow accessory dwelling units in Lexington neighborhoods. The proposed changes now go to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council for its consideration.
The commission approved key changes to the proposal after a September 26 public hearing where dozens of people voiced concerns about allowing accessory dwelling units, sometimes referred to as granny flats or tiny houses, without getting special permission from a city planning body.
Plans in the works for tiny home community for homeless veterans in Louisville Sept 9th, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Plans are in the works to build Louisville’s first tiny home community for homeless veterans. “Veterans can get healing, they can learn life-skill classes in a way that they can leave after 12 months of staying in a tiny home and be able to sustain themselves out in the public and make sure that they’re equipped for life and to get them off the street,” said Jeremy Harrell, founder of the Veteran’s Club.
Kentuckiana builder wins national competition for ‘tiny home’ June 18th, 2019
It won first place for “Best Tiny House” out of 52 tiny living spaces at the Tiny House Festival at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium in June.
“It just shocked the socks off of them,” Mike Beckley said. “We had people standing in line for hours to get inside and see the product.”
J.R. Beckley said the homes will sell for between $30,000 and $150,000.
“You’ve got the retirees who want to go and run the road,” he said. “Millennials that [say] ‘Look we’re tired of $500 a month in utility bills. We want to be free.’”
There are 1,100 homeless students in Harlan County. These students want to change that June 11th, 2019
Students at Harlan County High School are helping lead an effort to create a tiny home community for homeless students and people getting out of drug rehabilitation.