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381-sq.-ft. Solaire Tiny House For Rent (Annual) at Escalante Village in Colorado

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This is to let you know that the Solaire Tiny House is available to rent at Escalante Village, a tiny house community in Durango, Colorado.

Want to live here? Well, this SIP-built 28-ft tiny home on wheels may still be available. It’s listed for rent over at the community website as available. Please learn more below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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28-ft. Solaire Tiny House Rental in Durango, Colorado (At Escalante Village) – Annual Lease

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  • Durango, CO
  • Escalante Village
  • 381 sq. ft.
  • 28ft x 10ft
  • SIP construction
  • $750/mo annual lease + $500/mo lot lease ($1,250/mo)
  • If you have your own tiny house already, you can inquire about renting a lot if you’re interested in living here 🙂

How much is the rent for this tiny house in Durango, Colorado?

The Solaire tiny house rents for $750 per month with an annual lease plus $500 per month for your lot space, for a total of $1250 per month rent for this tiny house in Durango, Colorado. Additional storage units are also available starting at $80 per month. You can also inquire about bringing your own tiny house and just renting a lot. 🙂

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  • Jane
    December 18, 2019, 10:04 am

    Absolute rip off!

  • Jane
    December 18, 2019, 11:01 am

    Still a total and complete rip off

    • Cindy
      December 18, 2019, 6:23 pm

      I couldn’t agree you more Jane.
      The tiny home movement started with people wanting to live in something affordable. AFFORDABLE. This is ridiculous. It’s price gouging.

      • James D.
        December 23, 2019, 1:41 am

        No, just a reality check that costs won’t always be the same everywhere and some places will cost more than others… Tiny house movement can’t change that, only make it easier to deal with…

        People need to understand this to actually be able to deal with it or know how to avoid it… Nothing is going to magically make everything else in the world not matter anymore. Supply and demand, inflation, taxes, regulations, requirements, fees, size of markets, etc. are not things any one person or company can just change for your convenience or allow those operating in one area to always be able to compete equally with others working in other areas that deal with different costs.

        Fairness in the marketplace has to go both ways for it to actually work… Business can’t change exorbitant prices and consumers can’t expect businesses to charge less than what it costs them to provide their products/services. So there always has to be a balance but that balance will just be different in different places and different markets and shopping in a different area/market will mean you have to deal with those differences…

  • Karen
    December 18, 2019, 6:30 pm

    Okay, so this was interesting until I saw how much they wanted a month. Seriously? This kind of defeats the purpose of going tiny. You know what I pay now for rent and utilities? Less than $1250 a month and for triple the space, that’s what! C’mon, people! These kinds of shenanigans are tainting the movement and just makes those of us who are serious about it mock you.

    • James D.
      December 18, 2019, 11:52 pm

      That would be unfortunate because affordable is really relative and not universal, as not everything is going to cost the same everywhere and the average income will also vary by location… As of November 2019, average rent for an apartment in Durango, CO is $1,409… Even low income housing averages $1,099 ±$99 and as of 2017, the average income for CO is $69,117… A 4 bedroom house could rent out for nearly $3K in this area…

      Tiny living helps but it should be understood that it won’t change the local economy, how much demand/competition for resources, what costs are imposed to any business done in the area, what regulations they have to follow, what views and amenities are in the area, what resources are and are not nearby, etc. Different types of properties also means you could be paying for different things that won’t all have the same value…

      So it’s generally a mistake to think of housing as something with universal standards across the country… Each situation should be considered by what the norms are for the area it is in and the specific details of what it offers, which will often go well beyond just how much space it has… Like a property next to an busy airport is generally going to cost a lot less than a property with mountain views by a crystal clear lake and no neighbors within miles… Costs just don’t generally exist in a vacuum that isn’t effected by anything else…

      • David Pedersen
        December 19, 2019, 5:15 am

        I will bet, that the monthly expenses, which the owner have, is no where near $1250 a month. This is called greed because you can. Many Americans can not even afford $1250 a month. It is a rip-off.

        • James D.
          December 19, 2019, 6:52 am

          I understand you may prefer to think that but costs are simply not going to be the same everywhere because the factors that effect costs are not all the same everywhere. There will always be differences in supply in demand, population density, availability and distribution of resources, local economy, interest rates, taxes, and many other factors that effect costs and cost of living…

          In Durango, CO, the overall cost of living index is 119, which is 10% higher than the Colorado average and 19% higher than the U.S. average. While the cost to purchase homes in Durango, CO is one of the highest in the country… The median list price per square foot in Durango is $280, the median price of homes currently listed in Durango is $499,900 while the median price of homes that sold is $455,500… and over 8% of homes in the area exceed $1.2 million!

          Again, location is very important as costs just don’t generally exist in a vacuum that isn’t effected by anything else… Some parts of the country are just going to cost more than others, which will effect everything placed there, and you can’t blame just one factor as to why because there’s always a long list of factors that effect the costs…

          But the good news is that also means there are parts of the country that are cheaper than others, people just have to include location as part of the considerations when trying to find something in a price range they would prefer…

  • Mark
    December 18, 2019, 6:49 pm

    Surprising. $1250 a month is no bargain.

  • Paula
    December 18, 2019, 7:01 pm

    WOW, Are you kidding? My mortgage $682 and HOA fees $ 200 for 1100sq ft are a much better deal. I sure won’t sell. Good luck to you.

  • Michael L
    December 18, 2019, 9:01 pm

    You have to factor in what the rentals are in the given area. And, $1250 may be “affordable” for some people!

    • Doug
      December 18, 2019, 9:09 pm

      Michael is exactly right. If you think the cost of this is too high, then don’t rent it, but please understand that for many of us, tiny houses aren’t a movement, there just another way to live. If you don’t think they are, I respect that, but I’m not a member of any movement, of any kind, for any cause, period.

  • Mary Barber
    December 18, 2019, 9:22 pm

    Along with agreeing about the exorbitant cost, I’m curious how 28×10=381 s.f.?? The math I was taught in school would tell you that 28×10=280.

    • James D.
      December 18, 2019, 11:56 pm

      They’re including the loft, just like a regular house would factor a second floor…

  • Ann Peterson
    December 18, 2019, 11:11 pm

    Thanks so much to all you who commented. I am 72, still working, and looking for a way to retire. This pricing is outrageous. What’s the price for land rental and utilities, if you bring your own tiny home? Your price for renting this listing is greater than my monthly income, if I stop working.

  • Susan
    December 19, 2019, 12:10 pm

    Yep. Ridiculous. Somehow I too thought little houses would be affordable. Ha ha. I thought the cost would reflect what little houses are suppose to be about. Affordable. The price these folks are asking….. Just wrong. Besides ridiculous. Thumbs down. Factoring in what?? C’mon.

    • James D.
      December 19, 2019, 10:55 pm

      It factors multiple things, cost of the land, property taxes, maintenance and other fees, local economy and what it costs to do business in the area, etc. Especially, as you’re not paying for just the house with this… It’s both the house rent and the lot rent… If you owned the house then the lot rent would only be $500…

      Tiny living reduces certain costs but not all costs, you still have to work within the system of the economy and the limits of local resources… So let’s be clear that tiny is cheaper, but just don’t expect costs to be the same everywhere… What’s cheaper in one area can still be more expensive than costs in another area…

      This is also true all over the world… Go to certain countries in South America, for example, and you could live in absolute luxury for what you consider only affordable in the states.

      Simple fact is if you want to live in a certain place then you have to consider what it cost at that location…

      States like Oregon, California, Washington, and Colorado are all high in costs. So living in any of those states requires a reality check on what it would cost even in a tiny house…

  • Teri P
    December 20, 2019, 10:24 am

    It would be worth it if it was on a mountain with a fantastic view but what it is and where it sits not so much. But hopefully people who really are in it for the right reasons will follow up with more affordable tiny houses.

    • James D.
      December 22, 2019, 12:37 am

      Problem is reasons won’t change that it’s in a high cost area because those areas are high cost for multiple reasons and those reasons apply to everything in those areas… Even just the land cost more in those areas. For example, in 71 Cliffs Edge Dr, Durango, CO there’s a 1 acre plot of land that’s listed for $249,000 and that’s just land!

      Add counties in Colorado collect an average of 0.6% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax per year. Anyone running a business has a variety of fees, like CO they are charged a Lodger’s Tax License, among other costs that all add up and have to be paid off somehow…

      Even charity organizations are limited by how low they can go if they have to operate in a high cost area…

      This is one of the reasons there’s no easy fix to the housing problem. Until people start understanding this then the core reasons for high costs won’t be addressed and nothing will change because the wrong people get blamed/asked to fix it and people won’t know how to avoid those costs…

    December 20, 2019, 1:02 pm

    OK – I live in northern California (one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S.) and my 1850 sf – 4 bedroom house on over 1 acre cost me less than $1500 a month including taxes and insurance and mortgage. And I live in a gated community. So, I cannot see any of your explanation for the high cost to be valid. $750 is a ridiculous price to rent that tiny little thing and obviously there is no security or acreage around this house. This would be like living in a city. Neighbors on top of you, rules, rules, rules including how much your pet can weigh, etc. What are the lot sizes by-the-way? The owners of this unit are delusional as far as what this house should rent for. Sorry to be so negative but I can’t find anything to be positive about.

    • e.a.f.
      December 21, 2019, 2:22 am

      don’t know of many, if any places in British Columbia, Canada where you can own/rent a house for that small amount of money, except the odd spot out in the middle of no where. A 900 sq. ft. 2 bedroom ground suite apartment is $1400 a month in parts of Vancouver Island. The rent on the tiny home isn’t bad by our standards.

    • James D.
      December 22, 2019, 1:56 am

      Sorry but for the state of California the median prices of $1,750 is for a 1-bedroom and $2,110 for a 2-bedroom… Places like San Francisco it goes much higher… The median home value in San Francisco is $1,304,885, whereas Sacramento boasts a median home value of $355,030. So costs actually ranges in California and you clearly don’t actually live in the most expensive part… While California doesn’t have a monopoly on high cost areas… Top 5 most expensive cities, for example, include NYC… While Boulder, CO, and Boston, MA aren’t far behind on the list…

      Anyway, the lot is 20×40, which means it will accommodate the tiny home, patio and potential storage unit… Amenities include Bike Racks; Landscaping (including two garden beds per space); Community Garden; Recreational area; Parking; Snow Removal… Each tiny home must be approved by the City of Durango Building Department and will also require an architectural design approval by the development., they must also be insured, and it’s located near trails, a river, hospitals, schools, several retail establishments within walking distance, and other resources that are examples of what can cause an area to cost more than others that don’t have similar things nearby…

      Conversely, there are parts of the country where your home would be considered ridiculous at even $750… Like in Savannah, GA a 3 bedroom house could be rented for less than $700…

      Costs are just not the same everywhere and there’s usually a long list of reasons why that looking at just one or two reasons won’t help you understand…

      Like the county you’re in may not charge as much for property owners to run a rental business or they may charge more… Some areas will charge more property taxes and other fees that ultimately get passed on to whoever is renting in the area… Properties may be in an area with resources that adds value to the property and puts that property in high demand… and that’s only a sampling of the many things that effect costs…

      Anything dealing with land is going to be also dealing with the local economy and anything that effects value both on the property and in the surrounding area… The house itself is often a less significant factor by itself but you can still be paying for very different things besides just what size it is… So there’s usually a lot more to consider than most people realize…

  • e.a.f.
    December 21, 2019, 2:19 am

    The total rent may or may not be expensive depending upon what rents and salaries are in the area. In Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria rent for a 400 sq. ft. condo is $1500 or $1550 a month. Some of them are 4 flights up with no elevator.
    This tiny house, has out door space and no big stair cases to climb and no extra costs for parking.
    It all depends upon what your income is and how you want to live.

    Now when I first stared reading the tiny and small house blogs/articles, these homes were generally being sought out by people trying to reduce their cost of living, reducing their consumption, reducing their impact on the environment. As time goes by, things change and for some it becomes a life style and they want all the bells and whistles they have in “regular” homes so we have larger bathrooms, washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc. That is a long way from basic housing. However, to each their own. Small/Tiny homes do have a smaller environmental foot print this I do know.

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