West Virginia Tiny Home News
Jackson County group building tiny houses for homeless veterans Dec. 27th, 2019
Over the past year, the project has been coming together, according to President Vaughn Anderson. Seventeen acres of land were purchased for the five homes that are hoped to be finished by next summer. The project is funded by Home for Good.
“Once we had the property, we went after the grant. The grant didn’t get finalized until about four months ago. We had everything in motion; we were going to build the houses no matter what,” Anderson said.
Building transitional housing was the best option to benefit both the organization and the individuals due to the cost of hotel rooms.
“(We) decided to build transitional homes to take them from the bad situation they’re in and put them there until they get into permanent housing somewhere,” Anderson said. “It typically takes 6-9 weeks to get permanent housing through the VA.”
Parkersburg planning commission approves small home district Nov 23rd, 2019
PARKERSBURG — The city’s Municipal Planning Commission on Friday approved the creation of a specific zoning district for small homes and the reduction of its membership to make it easier to assemble a quorum.
Both measures now head to Parkersburg City Council for consideration in December.
The zoning overlay district would allow the construction of smaller-than-normally-accepted homes in a designated area roughly between Virginia and Laird avenues and 16th and Spring streets. The structures can be no larger than 1,250 square feet, with a minimum of 250 square feet per resident, and must be built on lots of at least 5,000 square feet. The houses must have permanent foundations and utilities.
‘Deaf-centric’ tiny house retreat will be open to all April 18th, 2019
A tiny house resort with an added twist is coming soon.
The retreat in Lost River, West Virginia, is the brainchild of three Gallaudet University graduates, and will be “deaf-centric” while being open to all.
“We want to make sure it’s run, built and owned by deaf people,” said co-founder Jane Jonas, through an interpreter. At the same time, “The whole point is we want to encourage hearing people to get a chance to come, (for) anyone to join our community and see what it’s like,” she said.