Riveredge Tiny Village: Manager Needed

In Tiny Home Parking, Tiny House Community by Janet Thome0 Comments

Riveredge Tiny Village: Manager Needed

Riveredge Tiny Village

A Tiny Home Start Up is seeking a Tiny Home Manager in New Mexico, 30 miles south of Albuquerque at River Edge Tiny Village on 17 acres.

Jill  has acquired a former mobile home park along the Rio Grande River. The existing sites all have services.

Riveredge Tiny Village  offers a great central location to all of New Mexico. The elevation is approximately 4200′ and the land is considered high desert, makes for striking contrast against the Monzano Mountain Range 10 miles away.

Requirements Of Manager

Typical requirements for position may require some or all of the below:
Increase Tiny Home Occupancy
Monthly accounting
Tenant rental collections and reporting
Lease ups
Assist with sales
Pre and post tenant clean ups/outs
Grounds keeping
Responding to marketing leads
Working with team to plan for tiny village expansion
Ensure community rules/policies are maintained
Investor relations
Expand AirBnB program

Background checks required. Seeking Minimum 12 month contract.

Compensation : 1099 Position Contract Only

Housing will be provided as base salary ( MH OR lot + utilities if own Tiny Home), Bonuses/Commissions based on results.

Long Term Residents Sought

The goal at River’s Edge Tiny Village is to seeking long term residents, they  are a startup so they are able to allow people to come and build their tiny home on site (with a construction time limit involved of 60 days), they  can offer supervision over your Tiny home if you choose to leave it for extended periods of time, they  can provide rental income if you want to place your tiny home in our Vacation Rental program, or you can live happily full time in this quiet little oasis near the river.

Riveredge Tiny Village is  near an 18 hole golf course that is open year round, and there is an on demand bus service that can take  you into the local town or to the highspeed rail for fast cheap transit to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. You would never know you were so close to the largest metro area in NM! This area is winter home to many migratory birds and fills the dusk skyline with wondrous sights of sand hill cranes flying in formation….or sorts!

Those who love to garden and long for community are welcomed!

There is an industrial park down the road that is offering new business opportunities to the area and Facebook  is building a brand new facility 10 miles north. High speed internet is available from several vendors and our extensive hike/bike/ride trail system along the river goes for hundreds of miles.

Contact Jill For More Information 505 859 5554

Riveredge Tiny Village Facebook Page

Tiny Home Financing For Shells

In 100% Bank Financing, Tiny Home Financing For Shells by Janet Thome0 Comments

Tiny Home Financing For Shells

Financing For Shells

I have a new financing opportunity to offer our customers. Nationwide financing up to $50,000 dollars that is unsecured with no money down. The loan is available up to five years.

We all ready have the best financing for tiny homes, however they will not loan on a shell, they will only loan on a completed unit. So, if you are only wanting a tiny home shell that you finish yourself, this could be the perfect loan.

Help With Down Payment

This new bank could also help to add to your down payment, if you are buying a tiny home that is completed.

Application Is Easy

When you first apply, it only creates a soft pull that does not affect your credit.

This is an eligibility inquiry or what’s also known as a “soft credit inquiry” to obtain information and will not affect your credit score. However, if you choose a loan product and apply for a loan, Lenders and their service providers will request your full credit report from one or more consumer reporting agencies.

You will receive a full disclosure of the terms of your loan for review before you become contractually obligated on your loan, and you are not required to accept the loan if you do not agree to those terms.

Benefits

  • Collateral-free loans
  • Competitive rates
  • Loans up to $50,000
  • Affordable monthly payments
  • Easy online application
  • Instant decision
  • Prompt funding
  • No pre-payment penalty

Nationwide Financing

If you have 10 to 20% down and would like a ten year loan, we also have Nationwide financing with an excellent rate for those who have good credit, a low debt to income ratio and the income that can meet the lender’s requirements. With excellent credit, the lender has occasionally loaned 100%. See Details

Buying Land As Well

Our lender can also loan on land, case by case.

For More Details Contact Janet

janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com

509 345 2013

Will Appendix Q Be Adopted? Wa. State ESSB 5383

In Appendix Q, Building Codes, Tiny Home Villages, Wa RV Lot Rentals by Janet Thome0 Comments

Building Code Standards For Tiny Houses Wa. State ESSB 5383

ESSB 5383

Update Meeting Notes July 31, 2019

TAG Appendix Q Meeting

Tiny Houses ESSB  5383 Effective: July 28th, 2019

Senate Bill ESSB  5383- Tiny Houses bill went into effect July 28th, 2019, sponsored by Senate Housing Stability & Affordability. It was originally sponsored by Senators Zeiger, Palumbo, Nguyen, Short, Van De Wege, Wilson, C., and Wilson L. First read 2/14/2019.

Focusing On Section One And Section Six Of ESSB 5383

Note: There has been some confusion regarding  ESSB 5383. Many have assumed that this bill meant that Appendix Q, which was added to the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) relating to tiny homes on a  foundation under 400 square feet was adopted in Washington state. If you get a copy of the original bill, 2/14/2019, it actually was going to be adopted.

Section One: Tiny House Villages

Individual cities and counties may allow tiny houses with wheels to be collected together as tiny house villages using the binding site10plan method articulated in chapter 58.17 RCW.

Appendix Q Can Provide A Basis For The Standards Requested In The Act

The legislature recognizes that the International Code Council in 2018 has issued tiny house building code standards in Appendix Q of the International Residential Code, which can provide a basis for the standards requested within this act.

Section Six: By December 31st, 2019 Adopt Building Code Standards Specific For Tiny Houses

Sec. 6. RCW 19.27.035 and 2018 c 207 s 2 are each amended to read as follows: The building code council shall:

(1) ( A )   By July 1, 2019, adopt a revised process for the review of proposed statewide amendments to the codes enumerated in RCW ; 19.27.031 and ;

(B) Adopt a process for the review of proposed or enacted local amendments to the codes enumerated in RCW 19.27.031 as amended and adopted by the state building code council.

(2) By December 31st, 2019 Adopt Building Code Standards Specific For Tiny Houses

Conclusion:

After reviewing ESSB 5383 and also speaking to Richard Brown, the Managing Director of the Washington State Building Code Council, he has confirmed that Appendix Q has not been adopted. There is still a chance that it will be adopted, but it has been heavily amended. July 31st, 2019 is the launch of the new review process to adopt Building Code Standards Specific For Tiny Houses and the possible adoption of Appendix Q that  has been amended.

Technical Advisory Groups ( TAGs )

The Council periodically initiates a process for review of code amendment proposals and new code requirements. The TAGs are a key part of the review process. The Council appoints experts and interest group representatives to serve on the TAGs to assist the Council by providing detailed information on state building code changes and other issues.

If you would like to be a part of the process, the public is welcome and participation is encouraged. You can participate in person, listen in or there is a WebEX option. Richard Brown sent me a copy of the amended document, the title is IRC Appendix Q. Tiny House: Sleeping Lofts. There will also be an opportunity in the future to speak in person or submit comments in writing.

IRC Appendix Q. Tiny House: Sleeping Lofts

July 31st, 2019: State Building Code Council Meeting : 2018 International Residential Code Technical Advisory Group Meeting

Open To The Public: Agenda ESSB 5383 IRC Appendix Q Tiny Houses Sleeping Lofts

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Shoreline City Hall

17500 Midvale Avenue North

Shoreline, WA 98133-4905

Call In

(360) 407-3780

PIN 520120#

For WebEx Option:

Meeting Link

(If necessary, meeting number: 801 448 573 Password(  IRCMay2019)

If you have any further questions, please contact Richard Brown at (360) 407-9277.

Washington State Building Code Council

Post Office Box 41449

Olympia, WA 98504-1449

Phone: (360) 407-9277

Fax: (360) 586-9088

Residential Code Technical Advisory Group 2018 Code Cycle

The TAG is scheduled to begin reviewing the changes for the 2018 Washington State Amendments in the fall of 2018.  The anticipated effective date of the 2018 WSEC is July 1, 2020.

Appendix Q: Tiny Homes On A Foundation

If you are interested in leaning more about Appendix Q and the states and jurisdictions that have adopted it, please visit the Tiny Home Industry Association and the ongoing work in progress titled Appendix Q: Tiny Homes On A Foundation.

Please contact me if you have Appendix Q News!

janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com

509 345 2013

Airbnb: Economic Impact 100 Billion In 2018

In Airbnb, Airbnb Millions by Janet Thome

Airbnb Founded In 2008 In Response To The Recession

Airbnb-Founded in 2008, in response to the economic collapse and recession. People turned their own home, their greatest expense as a means to survive in a devastating  time and are now thriving, some single hosts are making a million a year.

Affordable housing is a problem in every city and homeowners are being taxed out of their own home because they cannot afford the yearly taxes. Precious Homes that have been in families for decades are being lost because the heirs cannot afford the taxes. Airbnb to the rescue.

Are you still wondering if you need to utilize your backyard or extra land for tiny home or ADU rental? Here is why you should jump on board.

Economic Benefits

  • The extra revenue helps you pay your mortgage
  • Helps with all the expenses of the property, taxes, insurance, utilities, upkeep
  • Could possibly prevent foreclosure
  • Gives the homeowner extra money to travel
  • Creates Financial Freedom

Airbnb Has Created A Boost In Economies In Over 30 Countries

  • Income for hosts
  • New Management Careers
  • Local Manufacturing
  • Demand for materials, products and services
  • Demand for builders
  • Demand for architects and designers
  • Maintenance jobs such as cleaning and landscaping and tradesmen
  • Demand for webdesigners
  • Transport services such as Uber

Airbnb Started In San Francisco

Airbnb started in San Francisco and has grown into a global community with hosts across more than 6 million listings in 191 countries and 100, 000 cities. Airbnb helps visitors reach urban and rural destinations.

Airbnb 2018 Survey

According to new survey findings and an analysis of internal data released in July, 2019, Airbnb’s host and guest community generated over $100 billion in estimated direct economic impact across 30 countries in 2018 alone.

Additional Revenue For Communities

According to an Airbnb survey of more than 228,000 responses from our host and guest community around the world:

  • 84 percent of Airbnb hosts say they recommend restaurants and cafes to guests.
  • 69 percent of Airbnb hosts say they recommend cultural activities such as museums, festivals, and historical sites to guests.
  • 51 percent of Airbnb hosts say hosting has helped them afford their homes.
  • On average, Airbnb guests say 42 percent of their spending occurs in the neighborhood where they stay.
  • 50 percent of guests say they spent the money they saved by staying on Airbnb in the cities and neighborhoods they visited.
  • 70 percent of guests say wanting to explore a specific neighborhood matters in their decision to use Airbnb.
  • 86 percent of guests say the location being more convenient than hotels matters in their decision to use Airbnb.
  • Guests who say Airbnb impacted the length of their stay on average added 4.3 days to their trip.

Successful Examples

His Ticket To Breaking $1 Million: Renting Villas On Airbnb June 26th, 2019

Ask Jan Jens, 27, how he would describe what he has built in his profitable, multi-million-dollar luxury-villa-rental business in Miami and he sums it up in two words: “Whatever. Whenever.”

That was in 2015. As a solopreneur, he broke $1 million in revenue within ayear-and-a-half after starting Jatina Group, he says. He has since built it to $7.5 million in revenue for 2018. After hitting $2.5 million a year as a sole proprietor in 2017, he has hired six people. He projects $10.5 million in revenue for 2019.

Article Source Forbes

Airbnb Gets Swanky With Chateaus and Beach Homes Costing Up to $1 Million Weekly June 25th, 2019

Prices for the accommodations range from $1,000 to nearly $150,000 nightly, for an average around $2,000. Luxe also offers guests a “trip designer,” an around-the-clock concierge who can help guests plan their trips, from finding their dream vacation home to local activities.

Article Source Fortune

From Airbnb News

Airbnb Estimated Direct Economic Impact Exceeds $100 Billion in One Year July 1st, 2019

This growth has come as Airbnb helps spread the benefits of tourism to some of the least visited destinations in the world, as well. Between 2016 and 2018, guest arrivals of travelers on the Airbnb platform increased substantially in places like Moldova (190%), Vanuatu (187%) and New Caledonia (175%).

Article Source AirbnbNews 

Staggering Numbers

100 Billion is a staggering amount, but what is more mind expanding is the fact that this does not include the hosts who did not take the survey, or account for the other types of rental businesses

Such As:

  • Vrbo. …
  • FlipKey. …
  • HomeAway. …
  • Homestay. …
  • VillasDirect. …
  • Aluguest. …

There are also private owners that only advertise on craigslist as well that have short term vacation rentals from a room, a whole house, a tiny home, ADU and house boat. And now there is Hipcamp. So 100 billion does not even scratch the surface of of the revenue being generated! One of those cool facts.

Ready To Jump On Board the Airbnb train?  Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins can help you create a backyard cottage, single studio, assisted living cabin, duplex, triplexes or tiny home village or development.

Try Before You Buy

Airbnb

 

Stay In Our Cabins

janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com

509 345 2013

Tiny Home Lies

In ASTM E541-10 Withdrawn, Certification, Chuck Ballard, Insurance For Tiny Homes, Pacific West Associates, Tiny Home Lies by Janet Thome

Tiny Home Lies

I do not normally engage in this type of subject, but I have actually been refraining from speaking regarding this subject for over 4 years. This has taken an amazing amount of strength not to comment and I was trying to take the high road.

I need to speak up because it has affected consumers and many  businesses.  It is time to speak up.

I believe in fair competition and gaining business by your own merits, not by trying to gain an edge over someone else by purposeful lies. All names will remain nameless.

Insurance Lies

The agency that inspects and certifies our cabins is Pacific West Associates. PWA has been unfairly targeted  by a competing inspection agency to gain an edge in the tiny home industry. They gained a relationship with an Insurance company that for a long time was exclusive with them which is actually a restriction of trade. My insurance was personally canceled almost 5 years ago after having the policy for over 2 weeks because they said my park model ( which they normally insured ) was a tiny home. Now they insure both park models and tiny homes.

After I was canceled, I was in a bit of a panic, because I needed insurance for myself and others. I went on a massive search and almost 5 years later, insurance has now become a buyers market. Every need can be fulfilled in the tiny home industry, from DIY, owner occupied, tenant occupied, Airbnbs, during construction, commercial, builders risk, etc………..

Damage Caused By The Lies

I have been so saddened by this insurance lie mainly because I have had great insurance for all this time and a lot of damage could have been avoided. Examples:

  • Just two years ago, there is a review on Yelp roasting a builder, because a customer had a loan- but no insurance
  • I have seen comments under articles with people saying ” I do not know what to do, I just had my tiny home built and I found out I cannot be insured unless I am certified by………..
  • There was a recent house fire of a DIY tiny home and the woman said” We could not get insurance because of the tiny home industry”

Called By The Competing Company

I was called by this competing company in May. I was shocked by the lies I was told. I listened carefully as I said, I believe in honest, fair competition. What makes the lies even more damaging is that they had made the rounds and spewed this purposeful disinformation to every builder of PWA, countless municipalities and at festivals and we later found out in a blog post.

Lies

  • They claimed that PWA had lost their accreditation because of a withdrawn standard. See my article ASTM E541-10.  Not true, in fact it is a bit humorous because this company which I only call an inspection company, though they say they are both an inspection and certification company cannot even meet the  ASTM standards because they have not followed the steps to become accredited by the states. They are a company that is self regulating, with no oversight. The fox guarding the hen house.
  • They claimed that they were going to be the last agency standing – all others would be shut down.
  • They claimed PWA was turned down by this insurance company. My answer was we have no need for them, I replaced them years ago. The funny thing is through the help of an amazing insurance agent, I found the app displaying PWA all ready on the app for insurance.
  • They claim their label is the door that allows people to live in their home full time. Not true

It is ironic that they claim PWA cannot meet the requirements because of the withdrawn standard because of a withdrawn standard whose requirement they could not themselves meet.

In truth, the PWA website just had not been updated reflecting the change, because they had been  traveling all over the country and working very hard to certify their customers.

Blog Post Lies

We later found out that there had been an actual blog post saying all the above lies. I have been trying to figure out why they have told everyone that their inspection process and label would allow people to live in their home full time. They make this claim at all the festivals and in every every sales pitch.

I was sent the blog post yesterday and finally I understood. Here it is:

”It is up to each local jurisdiction to determine how long you can live in your tiny home on wheels. Because …………..digitizes and stores the inspection of the build and adds structural and energy to the ………… Standard, ………………. Inspected tiny homes maybe more likely to be accepted to be lived in full time as a residence as well as to obtain proper insurance.”
Let’s dissect this claim.

Finally Some Truth

Yes, it is up to each local jurisdiction to determine how long you can live in your tiny home.

The Tired Old Insurance Claim

For the record, of all the insurance companies I have listed , there is only one company that has a certification requirement. Certification is needed usually if you are going to be living in a RV Park.

Why I Had To Speak Up

Pacific West Associates has over 30 years in the RV Industry and the President, Chuck Ballard is a principle member on 5 committees that write the codes and standards for the RV Industry. PWA has never had much of an online presence, they are busy working like the noble people they are, they have families and dreams and goals like the rest of us. Yes, sometimes it takes a few days to get back to you. They are not sitting on their phones plotting on how to get an edge on their competitor, they are out there providing their much needed service and opening doors for the rest of us.

More To The Story

There is more to the story, but this is all I can say for the moment. There might be a Part 2.

Insurance Resources

Who Is PWA?

 

Who Is Pacific West Associates?

In Certification, Chuck Ballard, Pacific West Associates by Janet Thome

Who Is Pacific West Associates FAQ

1)Who is Pacific West Associates and what do they do?

Pacific west associates is a certification agency that deals with Recreational Vehicles, Recreational Park Models, Commercial and Special Commercial Modular buildings, Manufactured Housing. PWA is also a full discipline engineering firm including Mechanical, Electrical, Forensic and Structural divisions. Chuck Ballard is the President and Director Of Standards for the Tiny Home Industry Association ( THIA) and is a principle member that writes the codes and standards for the RV Industry.

Principle Member of the NFPA 1192 Standard On Recreational Vehicles
Principle Member of the NFPA 1194 Standard On Recreational Parks And Campgrounds
Principle Member ANSI A119.5 Park Model Recreational Vehicle Standard
Principle Member ANSI UPA (Uniform Plan Approval)
Principle Member ANSI/RVIA Low Voltage Standard

2)    What is the difference between RVIA and PWA ?

RVIA is an industry association with the capability of introducing and regulating building code, along with the ability to inspect and affirm compliance to accepted building codes. Pacific West Associates is not an industry association, but an accredited inspection and certification agency with the qualifications to administer and assure compliance to the building codes.

3)  Who governs and recognizes  PWA as an authority to certify?

States and national jurisdictions recognize Pacific West Associates credentials to certify the product that bears our tag.

4)   What is the difference between an inspection company and certification company?

Inspections companies are able to oversee product being built, but only a certification company is allowed to apply a label that determines compliance.

5) Define ANSI A119.5, NFPA 1192 and NFPA70 Sections 551 and 552

ANSI A119.5 is a nationally recognized standard that defines the building codes for Recreational Park Models. NFPA1192 is for recreational vehicles. NFPA70 National Electric Code sets the standards for electrical requirements of all buildings, with sections 551 and 552 pertaining to Recreational Vehicles and Recreational Park trailers respectively.

6) Define ANSI

American National Standards Institute. The American National Standards Institute is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States.

7) Define ASTM

ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

8)    What does it mean when a ASTM standard is withdrawn?

ASTM standards withdrawal means the standard is no longer printed, or referenced or overtaken by a different standard still in publication.

9) What types of recreational vehicles does PWA certify?

Recreational Vehicles covered under NFPA1192, including Type A, B, and C motorhomes (including skoolies and van conversions)

Towable RVs including Fifth-wheel travel trailers, Folding Camping Trailers, Travel Trailers, Truck Campers, Expandable Travel Trailers, Horse trailers (livestock) and Sport Utility Trailers (toy haulers)

We certify Recreational Park Models under ANSI A119.5

Tiny Homes can be certified under either of these 2 categories.

10) Does Hud Regulate Park Models?

No Hud does not regulate park models.

11) To Become A New Builder That You Certify, What Is The Criteria?

New builders are inspected by one of our inspectors so their QA process and building practices comply with ANSI or NFPA requirements. Generally a consultation period previous to the on site inspections and ongoing communication with the builders to keep up with changes.

12) Who Is Pacific West Tiny Homes?

Pacific West Tiny Homes, Inc. is a subsidiary of Pacific West Associates, Inc. which is an accredited third party agency that has been recognized in the industry for over 30 years. PWA is composed of licensed electrical, mechanical, structural and forensic engineers. The  evaluation and certification staff meet the requirements of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) E699-16, which​ is for agencies involved in testing, quality assurance, and evaluating of manufactured building components. ASTM E541-10 is the previous standard that has now been withdrawn.

Services include DIY Built, Manufactured Built and Consultations.

Chuck Ballard Pacific West Associates

 Pacific West Associates

Alex Ontiveros is the Vice President Of PWTH

Pacific West Associates

Chuck Ballard: Pacific West Associates

In Certification, Chuck Ballard by Janet Thome

Chuck Ballard: Pacific West Associates

Chuck Ballard is the President of Pacific West Associates ( PWA ) an  agency that inspects and certifies our cabins. Chuck has been an expert in the recreational industry for over 30 years.

Chuck Ballard

 The Certification Label is a statement from the manufacturer or oversight authority that the product is manufactured to the applicable codes and standards. Those standards are the NFPA 1192 2015 Edition, (Recreational Vehicles) the ANSI A119.5 2009 Edition, (Park Models), and the National Electrical Code Sections 551 and 552 respectively. This certification label can be sourced from a Certified Agency such as PWA. or an Industry Association.

PWA’s Clients Include:

Architects, Contractors, Developers, Facility Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Recreational Vehicle Manufactures, Tiny Home Manufacturers, Park Model Manufacturers, Commercial Modular Manufacturers, Pre-Cast Concrete, Manufactured Home/ Multi Unit Manufactured Home Manufacturers, and Private Homeowners With Public And Private Facilities.

Coast To Coast Clientele

PWA’s  recreational vehicle clientele range geographically from coast to coast as well as Canada, Australia and China. 

Chuck Ballard: Director Of Standards For THIA

Chuck is the Director Of Standards for the Tiny Home Industry Association ( THIA ). At this time, THIA is relaunching and a new board of directors is forming and I have been tasked with breathing new life to their website. It will be a work in progress at this time.

ANSI Standards Developer

The prime objective of the Tiny Home Industry Association ( THIA ) is to become an ANSI Standards Developer for the tiny home industry.

Committees That Write The Standards For The RV Industry

Chuck is on five Committees that write the codes and standards for the RV Industry.

Principle Member of the NFPA 1192 Standard On Recreational Vehicles
Principle Member of the NFPA 1194 Standard On Recreational Parks And Campgrounds
Principle Member ANSI A119.5 Park Model Recreational Vehicle Standard
Principle Member ANSI UPA (Uniform Plan Approval)
Principle Member ANSI/RVIA Low Voltage Standard

Accredited By Each State

PWA is accredited by each state, which is a requirement for a third party certification agency.

Design Approval Of Structural Analysis Of Chassis And Frames

Pacific West Associates, Inc. is currently the only Design Approval Agency engaged in Structural Analysis of chassis and frames used in the production of Recreational Vehicles. This is a voluntary achievement of their Clientele and not a requirement of the Industry Association.

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Pacific West Tiny Homes

Chuck Balllard

Pacific West Tiny Homes, Inc. is a subsidiary of Pacific West Associates, Inc. which is an accredited third party agency that has been recognized in the industry for over 30 years. PWA is composed of licensed electrical, mechanical, structural and forensic engineers.

The  evaluation and certification staff meet the requirements of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) E699-16, which​ is for agencies involved in testing, quality assurance, and evaluating of manufactured building components. ASTM E541-10 is the previous standard that has now been withdrawn.

Services Of Pacific West Tiny Homes

  • Self Build
  • Manufacturer Built
  • Consult Your Build

More Details

Alex Ontiveros is the Vice President Of PWA.

Pacific West Associates

Pacific West Tiny Homes

Elk Meadows Tiny Home Village

In Idaho RV Resorts, Idaho Tiny Home Development, Investor Opportunity, Land For Sale, Tiny Home Villages by Janet Thome

Elk Meadows Tiny Home Village

Elk Meadows Tiny Home Village is located in Clark Fork,  Idaho and is located on 5 and 1/2 acres including a trout filled pond.

There is an opportunity for an investor to buy everything or the owner, Kelly Kearns has 7 individual tiny home lots for sale.

Elk Meadows Investor Opportunity: $ 400,000

Elk Meadows Tiny Home Village

The entire Elk Meadows Village is for sale for $400,000. It includes, 2 cabins, one that is ready to be lived in and one needs to be completed.  The price also includes 7 tiny home lots. There are beautiful common areas, including the trout filled pond and a public laundromat with a bathroom and shower. There are various other business opportunities including providing a space for weddings, concerts or even HipCamp.  

Elk Meadows Tiny Home Lots: $60,000

Elk Meadows

There are 7 individual lots for sale for $60,000. The price  includes septic, electric, phone, cable and water. The water is city water and each lot will have to pay $5000.00  to hook up to city water. There will be additional electric fees. Each lot has its on meter. The lots size is around 35′ X 100′.

Kelly’s Classic Cafe

Elk Meadows

Kelly Kearns just opened his new restaurant called Kelly’s Classic Cafe and it is right next to the village. Kelly can provide all your catering needs to any events for the Elk Meadows Village.

Year Around Access

There is year around access and only ten minutes to town for shopping and your daily needs.

Land Package With Tiny Homes

If you are an investor and you want to buy the entire property and you want to include tiny homes, please contact Janet at 509 345 2013 or email me at janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com. Dave can build the perfect vacation rental, Airbnbs or even workforce housing which would include duplexes and triplexes. I can possibly arrange financing.

Examples Of Commercial Cabins Dave Has Built

Stay In Our Cabins

About Clark Fork, Idaho

Elk Meadows Tiny Home Village

Call Kelly Kearns For More Details

208 597 1727

Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet

In Off The Grid, Toilet Choices by Janet Thome

Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet

We have just been introduced to the Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet and it is my very favorite! I have tried many different brands for my rentals from the  honey bucket system, an RV toilet, the AirHead and Nature’s Head Compost Toilet. I have been very pleased with the quality of the AirHead and Nature’s Head and they have been the very best so far, there was never a smell if managed correctly and they were somewhat easy to use.

Move Out Time Yikes

My least favorite part about the compost toilets is when I had to do a thorough clean out between renters because the renter left without cleaning it. With the AirHead and Nature’s Head, you have to take it apart to empty the solids and it is was a bit of a hassle.

Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet: Great Design

The new Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet has only been out for about 6 months and it has a very well thought out design. GTG stands for Good To Go. The design is really good to go. It is water less, compact with a sleek European style that is perfect for a tiny home.

Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet

Please watch the video and you will see how simple this is to use. The urine and solids are diverted into two  chambers and when you want to empty either chamber, you just take the lid off.

Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet

You will have to take out the container for the urine, but for the solids you just lift out the bag ( without taking the chamber out  ) and replace it with a new bag.  This is my favorite part about this, easy to use, less of a mess and NOT taking the entire toilet apart to empty the solids.

Tilted Design

It is so weird and funny talking to people about urine and poo and I had to ask the question, how does everything go to the separate chambers? Joe, the sales manager explained that there is a tilted design to ensure that everything is divided correctly and was especially tested for women. Having the urine and poo divided is very important to eliminate the smell.

Built In 12 Volt Fan

The Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet comes with a built in 12 Volt Fan for ventilation. A 110 to 240 adapter is included.

Pine Shavings

After you do your solid business, you cover with the pine shavings or even a small amount of peat moss.  You can buy a bale of pine shavings  usually at a feed store for under $10.00.

Sun-Mar GTG Compost Toilet

With  the purchase of the compost toilet, you also get a block of of cocoa fiber that you can add to the composting  process.

Where To Empty Everything?

I set up a boxed area on my property with rocks on the bottom and layers and layers of compost like leaves, egg shells, vegetable left overs and grass clippings where the urine is emptied. At first we had another box for the poo and it took about 2 years to turn into rich soil. It was amazing to see, but I changed the method to emptying the poo into a large 32 gallon trash can. Once a year we take them to the dump, and I just provide a fresh new trash can. It would be easy to just dump the solids in the trash can along with a compostable bag.

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Generation Family Properties

In Land For Sale by Janet Thome

Generation Family Properties

Generation Family Properties

It is my pleasure to introduce a small family business called Generation Family Properties. They are dedicated to fulfilling the dream of land ownership in Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Whether you want to hunt, fish, off-road or spend family time together, they are in the business of helping families create memories for generations to come. Dave and Cyrena Denniston are the owners.

Generation Family Properties: They Buy And Sell Land

Generation Family Properties buys and sells land and offers owner financing.

Do Your Own Due Diligence

What I appreciate about their listings is they include what utilities are there, well availability and if it is more of an off the grid property. Dave  told me he usually buys properties in subdivisions that have road access established and he usually lists if they are tiny home friendly. Even though the property is very well vetted, David recommends everyone to do their own due diligence.

Example Listing  Suitable For A Tiny Home

Generation Family Properties

Baca Grande Chalet 1 Creston, Colorado:  1.8 Acre Mountain View Property Ready To Build

Power, Water, Sewer Available

Zoning: Vacant Residential
Utilities: Power, Sewer, AND Water are ALL available on the property
Housing: Pretty much any type of home is allowed- tiny homes, adobe style home, dome styles homes. Even Mobile homes allowed! However, if there is a next door neighbor- a mobile home would pend neighbor approval. Must get HOA approval and then county approval

Cash Price: $14,999.00 Or Owner Financing

Generation Family Properties

Owner Financing: $5,000.00 Down (includes $249 Document Processing Fee) and $279.00 per month (includes taxes & HOA dues)

Google Map to Property
Size: 1.84 Acres
Access: Dirt road
Conveyance: Warranty Deed
Taxes: Approximately $528 per year

– 3.5 Hours from Denver
– 2.5 Hours from Colorado Springs
– 1.5 Hours from Pueblo
– 30 Minutes from Alamosa

Ten  minute drive from Crestone to restock any supplies or grab a refreshment. Hiking the surrounding mountains that are literally  at your door step. Wild deer grazing and even elk come through the area.

Flexible With Any Budget

After every listing, Generation Family Properties states they are flexible and can make it fit any budget. If paying by cash, they can transfer with a warranty deed and guarantee a clean title.

How To Make A Land Deal With Generation Family Properties

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 Contact Dave And Cyrena For More Details

 Generation Family Properties

5270 W 84th St, Suite 310.
Bloomington, MN 55437

775-234-2058

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