North Carolina Tiny Home News

North Carolina Tiny Home News

City Council Says No To Tiny Home Community In East Asheville Nov. 26th, 2019

Asheville City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to allow tiny homes in a section of East Asheville. The proposal was to change the zoning in a section of the highway business district.

“We need you to write the rules,” Drew Crawford said at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Crawford, owner of DIYtiny, submitted the proposal because he said Asheville needs tiny homes.

Article Source News13 WLOS

Council to consider request to expand Highway Business zoning to allow tiny homes  Nov. 25th, 2019

For some tiny home advocates, it’s not how big the house is, but where it’s located. During its Tuesday, Nov. 26 meeting, Asheville City Council will consider a zoning change that would allow tiny homes on wheels to operate as permanent residences within the city’s Highway Business zoning district. According to Drew Crawford, owner of Asheville-based DIY Tiny, a tiny home community at 22 Burleson Road, the change could increase the availability of tiny homes for residential use and ease the area’s shortage of affordable housing.

Article Source Mountain Xpress

Tiny-home development in Mills River expands Nov. 22nd, 2019

Acony Bell Tiny Home Community in Mills River is now accepting leases for phase two of its development, which includes over 50 sites for tiny-home dwellers and investors.Acony Bell opened its gates in 2018 and provides leases for tiny-house owners and investors.

“We’ve designed these 52-plus acres of land specifically for tiny houses on wheels and outdoor enthusiasts,” property manager and co-founder John Monroe stated in a news release. “It’s a safe, gated village in the heart of Western North Carolina. And it truly feels like a community – we offer our residents a shared clubhouse space, spacious lots, communal gardens, edible landscapes, mountainous views, hiking trails, and catch and release fishing from a creek that runs right through the middle of the property. It really is a paradise here.”

Article Source Blue Ridge Now

Tiny homes could help those with mental illness Nov. 15th, 2019

Finding affordable housing for people in need had been a lifelong goal of his, and suddenly he saw a way to make it happen.

He quickly went to work trying to find partners to make his big idea a reality. A social worker by trade, he reached out to the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and found Professor Amy Blank Wilson.

Article Source WRAL

School of Social Work nets $1 million grant for Tiny Homes Village Nov. 13th, 2019

The UNC School of Social Work has been awarded a $1 million, two-year grant from the international Oak Foundation to help fund the construction of the Tiny Homes Village, a demonstration project designed to create a new form of affordable housing for people with mental illnesses and other health conditions. The village will also support and house veterans in need.

A groundbreaking is scheduled for Nov. 15 at the village site in Chatham County. The project is being built through a public-private partnership led by local nonprofit Cross Disability Services Inc. and the School of Social Work. Cross Disability Services Inc.’s founder and CEO Thava Mahadevan is the founder and director of the Tiny Homes Village. Mahadevan has spent the last few years trying to get the innovative community off the ground, working closely with Amy Blank Wilson, co-director of the project and an associate professor and social work researcher at the School of Social Work.

Article Source UNC

Tiny home proposal near Surfside Beach, Garden City create large concerns for neighbors Oct. 16th, 2019

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Horry County sees plenty of large housing development proposals, but the houses some neighbors near Surfside Beach and Garden City are concerned about aren’t big at all.

They’re a national trend that are getting larger, even with their own TV shows: tiny homes

Myrtlewood Realty Associates is looking to put 221 tiny homes on about 25 acres of land off Kings Highway next to Tupelo Bay Golf Center. The houses would be between 600 and 2,000 square feet in size.

In an 8-2 vote, Horry County Council passed second reading of the proposal Tuesday night. Council members Dennis DiSabato and Tyler Servant were not at the meeting. Council must pass one more reading before it’s approved.

Article Source News13

Fayetteville to tackle homelessness with tiny home community Oct. 7th, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — The Fayetteville City Council passed a proposal Monday night that could help put the homeless to work and give them homes.The first component is a tiny homes community which would tackle chronic homelessness throughout Fayetteville.

The second component is a workforce partnership which would give the jobs to the homeless.

Article Source ABC11

This Hotel Is Made Up Entirely of Tiny Houses Sept.19th, 2019

A little off I-95 in Rocky Mount, N.C., on the site of an old cotton mill, you’ll find a brand-new boutique hotel. Or, rather, a new hotel entirely made up of tiny houses.

Rocky Mount Mills was constructed in 1816. It was the second cotton mill to open in a state where the textile industry would be prominent for over 100 years. The property was burned by Union troops during the Civil War and rebuilt twice after that and another fire before it was eventually shut down in 1996.

Article Source Fortune

New Housing Plan Launched Sept. 27th, 2019

Efforts to address the desperate need for affordable housing in Haywood County have languished for nearly a decade, with meetings, a task force report and a countywide housing committee failing to make much progress.

Mountain Projects, Inc. has come up with a plan that could be a game-changer.

The Smoky Mountain Housing Partnership will be division of Mountain Projects that will start out building 35 single family homes in the Jonathan Creek area, start a small community of “tiny homes” that will be in the 400- to 800-square-foot range and set up a center that will work with potential homeowners.

Article Source The Mountaineer 

Boone leaders reviewing 235 R3, R4 parcels for potential rezoning Sept. 24th, 2019

Boone Town Council Member Sam Furgiuele proposed a review of all R3 and R4 properties that had not been developed for multi-family and their surrounding uses at the Jan. 8, 2018, planning retreat — a meeting of the Boone Town Council and town Planning & Inspections Department staff. At the same meeting, he also proposed the creation of a new zoning district for cottage housing and tiny homes, which could be used as a transition between high- and low-density areas and would provide more diverse and affordable housing.

Article Source Watauga Democrat

Photos: Tiny Houses community in High Point August 24th, 2019

High Point Jaycees Victor Jones and Jenn Keever pose for a photo Jaycees sponsored veterans home at the J.M. Green Tiny House Community Development in High Point, NC on Aug. 24, 2019.

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Asheville City Council plans affordable housing, hotel moratorium discussions July 25th, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 6, said Council member Julie Mayfield, the city will hold an affordable housing work session to explore options such as tiny homes and housing voucher acceptance for long-term rentals. Her declaration came in response to public comment from Drew Crawford, owner of Asheville-based DIY Tiny, who proposed using tiny houses on wheels to address affordable housing shortages.

Article Source Mountain Express

Hosts with the most-Triad Airbnbs combine craft and comfort July 11th, 2019

According to data from Airbnb, North Carolina residents made close to $100 million as hosts in 2018. Greensboro ranked 10th in the top 15 cities in the state based on number of guests and income while Winston-Salem and High Point didn’t make the cut. Asheville ranked the highest in the state by a landslide.

Article Source Triad City Beat

Tiny home boomlet in Henderson County, but in Buncombe? Not so much July 8th, 2019

Cronin owns one of the 114 homes in Simple Life, a tiny home development off Upward Road in southeastern Henderson County.

Article Source Citizen Times

Tiny House Development Inc. is a nonprofit working to create tiny house communities throughout the state. They’re designing homes to help people who are homeless.

Article Source WNC.Org

Airbnb’s top wish-listed homes for future stays across NC range from tiny to towering June 17th, 2019

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The votes are in via Airbnb customers for the top “wish-listed” places to stay across North Carolina with the top 20 properties representing a mix of tiny and tall, remote and urban. Even a converted bus.

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Tiny homes: A chapel, a yurt and a mini-farmhouse on wheels  June 11th, 2019

“Many tiny houses are considered home-built recreational vehicles, which are built under a set of industry adopted guidelines that are largely self-governing like the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association,” said Thom Stanton of GoTiny U.S.A. as he outlined the pros and cons of tiny home ownership during his seminar at the festival.

Those interested in downsizing have a number of options and may obtain a tiny house from one of the many specialized manufactures, or build their own with the help of a tiny home kit.

Tiny houses entice budget-conscious Americans June 19th, 2019

The tiny homes revolution, which includes those on foundations and those on wheels, began a few decades ago, but the financial crisis of 2008 and the coming-of-age of millennials gave it a new impetus.

Article Source PHY.ORG

Greensboro debuts tiny home community to address affordable housing issues, homelessness  May. 31st, 2019

When he looks over the six tiny houses nearing completion in the Pomona neighborhood of Greensboro, Scott Jones doesn’t see six houses.

“I see six lives being changed,” he said.

Lives like that of David Merritt, who was homeless for nine years before becoming the first resident to move into a tiny house built by Weaver Academy students.

Article Source Greensboro

Aconcy Bell Tiny Village In Mills River, N.C. April 19th, 2019

Acony Bell Tiny Village in Mills River, North Carolina is now rolling out Phase 2 of their beautiful time home village on 56 acres. They encourage a variety of park model tiny homes and love the uniqueness each one has to offer. They are located on the Ale Trail. 10 Minutes from Oskar Blues Brewery, 15 minutes from Sierra Nevada Brewing and Asheville Airport. 25 Minutes to Asheville.

Article Source Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins

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