It’s encouraging to see that the small town of Spur, Texas (population 1,088) has announced that they are welcoming tiny houses as supposedly declared by their mayor, Manuel Herrera.
But let’s clear this up right here right now. We are getting somewhere. But you might be a little disappointed to learn the truth here as explored by Andrew Odom of Tiny r(E)volution below. Are tiny houses on trailers easily permitted? We’re not sure.
But it is very clear that creatively simple and safe tiny homes on foundations are welcome with open arms. We’re just not sure about the ones on wheels. Although I personally don’t see why not. But have a read for yourself below. Either way, I’m convinced this is good news for the tiny house movement. What do you think?
City of Spur America’s 1st Tiny House Friendly Town?
Image © Barclay Gibson
City of Spur Texas Joins the Tiny House Movement!
The wording on Spur’s proclamation states:
“The City of Spur, having a proud tradition of the pioneer Spirit of the West and recognizing the pioneer spirit of people involved in the “Tiny” house trend and their desire to be part of a more peaceful, self-sufficient, friendly and affordable community, the City Council does hereby designate Spur as America’s first “Tiny” House friendly town.
Seems indifferent enough, right? Tiny houses welcome. Right? WRONG! It seems as if Spur forgot to make a delineation between tiny houses and tiny house trailers; a fact picked up on by the tiny house community at large. Facebook, Twitter, and a few blogs picked up on the discrepancy quickly. Was Spur just trying to pull a fast one; a marketing ploy at best? Had they intentionally overlooked tiny house trailers? What was their true motive?”
Read the original post here by Andrew Odom here: http://www.spurfreedom.com/a-revolution-begins-in-spur/
Learn more: http://www.spurfreedom.com/
- Interview with Spur resident who’s helping to lead the Spur tiny home movement
- Spur, Texas Chamber of Commerce
- Spur, TX City Data
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