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North Carolina Legal Tiny House Community Accepting New Homes!

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Looking for a lovely place to live in your tiny house — legally? The Acony Bell Tiny Home Community sits on a gorgeous 56 acres of land and is entering its second phase of development to provide even more spots for tiny home dwellers.

The community accepts tiny homes and park models under 400 square feet and 40 feet long, and encourage builds from local businesses. It has both long-term rental sites, and short-term Airbnb sites, which are separated. Lot rent for long-term rentals includes water, sewer, garbage, recycling, and common area maintenance. While rent varies by spot, it’s around $550/month.

Communal amenities include community gardens, edible landscapes, walking paths, a mountain bike trail, stocked fire rings, and a Community Center. You’ll be living among people who also want a minimalist lifestyle! Tours are given Saturdays from 9-12 by appointment, but you can see some pictures of the space below.

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Acony Bell Tiny Home Community in North Carolina

Phase Two nearly triples the number of sites available

Lovely mountain views from the village

Beautiful backdrop for all kinds of tiny homes

Community fire pits so you can get to know your neighbors

And a community garden for growing your own food

So aesthetic. A perfect place to live tiny.

Here’s a plan of the current village


  • Located right outside of Asheville, NC
  • ​Long-term site rentals
  • 56 beautiful acres of land
  • Accepts homes under 400 sq feet from any builder (and DIY with inspection)
  • Community gardens
  • Edible landscapes
  • Walking paths
  • Mountain bike trail
  • Stocked fire rings
  • Community Center

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Sherry
    July 15, 2020, 8:10 pm

    Oh what a fabulous idea……I so wish I could do this for it has been a dream of mine for a decade now to have a tiny house….have the income on a monthly basis yet no down payment to do this. So will dream some more! A garden is a must for me so I can grow my prized tomatoes and flowers.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 16, 2020, 1:18 pm

      Not that I recommend going into debt, but there are a number of tiny house builders who will let you finance the majority of the build. It could still be worth having a tiny house “mortgage” depending on what you currently pay in rent.

  • Steveinsandiego
    July 15, 2020, 8:55 pm

    how far from asheville? I always wonder how far these TH villages are from goods and services. I dont wanna drive an hour each way to go to the grocery store, the doc or the dentist, or auto dealer for service, so on and so forth.
    Now, if you grow your own food, fix your own teeth, repair/service your car, cure your own cancer, etc etc ad infinitum, and can work from home, gopher it. 😉

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 16, 2020, 1:16 pm

      The closest grocery store is about 8 minutes away.

  • Michael L
    July 15, 2020, 10:12 pm

    If you use the link, there’s more info on the community. It’s in Mills River which is about 19 miles from Asheville.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 16, 2020, 1:14 pm

      Yes always click the links for more info 🙂

      • July 16, 2020, 6:33 pm

        We really appreciate Natalie’s wonderful articles. Thank you so much for the kind words.
        Unfortunately we shut down our office today so I could have a medical procedure and will not reopen until next Wednesday. Please be patient and we will return emails when we reopen.
        Thanks again so much.

        • Alex
          July 18, 2020, 3:12 am

          Hi John, just wishing everything goes well with the procedure and that you have a swift recovery, thanks.

  • Philip E Ross
    October 16, 2020, 5:31 pm

    I am very interested as I have recently retired just under a year. I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life and love North Carolina. I use to work in Boone for 4 years and loved that area as well, and Grandfather Mountain was a fun time to visit and the view alone was worth except not when is starts to get cold out and the water from the mountain and run off , yes turn to ice runs. LoL. I will be watching for further up dates its the perfect area and not to far from the main cities if needed.

  • Donna
    October 3, 2021, 10:15 am

    Looking for a tiny house community for a thow.
    Any of the southern states. NC, SC, FL. With a water view. Lake, ocean, river, large pond.
    With pool, and pet friendly.
    Is there anything like that that you know of ?

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