I’m excited to share how this man is now legally living in his 84 sq. ft. tiny home
on wheels on a foundation in Spur, Texas.
And he’s doing it in his 7′ x 12′ tiny house on wheels that was built by Tennessee Tiny Homes back in the day.
Well, this is how Conor Mccann is legally living in his micro cabin on his own land in Spur, Texas and learn from his experience too.
Below you can learn how Conor did it all. He shows how anyone else can do it too. And he did it ALL for $47,270.26 including the land, hookups, fees, etc. He even shares how he insured his tiny home and how much this whole adventure cost him in detail.
He built a legal tiny house in Spur, Texas!
Images © Conor Mccann
Isn’t this story awesome? By the way, in case you missed it, I announced how Spur, Texas is welcoming tiny house homeowners with open arms in this post.
Conor has even placed the home on a permanent foundation on his lot and it’s now connected to city, water, sewer, power, internet, and it even has a landline phone connection, too! The wheels and axles of the trailer have been removed and stored while the entire structure has been securely attached to the concrete pad foundation below.
He calls this tiny home the Workhouse because it’s for living simply and working.
Conor’s design, as you’ll later learn, is inspired by Dee Williams’ tiny house on wheels.
And of course, there’s even a shower to complete the essential functions of the home.
And you can take the ladder upstairs to the cozy sleeping loft.
If you’re curious his workspace you can see it below. Nice iMac. 🙂
There’s even just enough space for a hanging closet (just enough space for your essentialist wardrobe).
I love tiny house sleeping lofts as long as there’s a skylight so you can stargaze at night… And this one has it! 🙂
Images © Conor Mccann
“I wanted to continue my debt-free lifestyle while at the same time own a home with some land that would give me the financial freedom to pursue my creative endeavors.”
With a budget of about $40,000, his entire life savings, he searched for alternative housing options and ran into the tiny house movement only to be disappointed because of the lack of options to legally live in your own tiny house. But here’s what happened next, in his own words…
“Several days into the hunt, I checked out some tiny house blogs. A few were posting about the first tiny house friendly town in Texas. I’d never really even thought about Texas, but the fact that this little city was willing to legally embrace alternative dwellings gave me hope that maybe this could work. After looking into the town online, cruising google street view and calling a few people in the area, I knew that it would be a good fit. So sight unseen I decided to go for it.”
Cost for Land + Tiny House
He ended up spending exactly $47,270.26 for his mortgage-free tiny house with land in Spur, Texas.
And his monthly utilities are $230.81 per month including electricity, water, trash, sewer, high-speed internet, landline phone, propane, and property taxes. Did I mention he can walk to the grocery store too?
Getting the Land in Spur, TX
Conor called Sherry Hill, who is the Dickens county tax assessor to figure out how to bid for county-owned lots in Spur, Texas. The next thing you know, he was able to virtually drive around using Google Maps, and a few weeks later, they had accepted his bid for the lot he wanted and he immediately sent the check for it. Conor shares the breakdown of his costs in his post of here. If you’re curious, he paid about $3,500 for three vacant lots.
Would You Move to Spur to Legally Live Tiny?
So what do you think? Would you ever consider moving to Spur, Texas so you can legally live tiny too?
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