Seen on my local-news Facebook feed: the tiny homes fad is coming to Georgia! Not too terribly far from where I am now, in fact.:
Eight homes. On half an acre.
Yes, you read that correctly, and it’s about to become reality. The first “tiny home neighborhood” in Georgia is coming to the small city of Clarkston, city officials said.
The DeKalb County suburb approved “The Cottages on Vaughan” at a Tuesday night City Council meeting. Situated one block from downtown Clarkston, the eight homes will be built on permanent foundations on the half-acre lot.
They will range in size from about 250 to 500 square feet, the city said in a statement. For comparison, the median size of a newly built American single-family home was about 2,400 square feet in 2017, according to census data.
Atlanta-based nonprofit The MicroLife Institute is the developer on the project. The homes will cost between $100,000 and $125,000, MicroLife Institute co-founder Kim Bucciero told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Also for comparison, here are some quotes from the comments on that Facebook page:
GUY 1: You can buy full-sized homes in Dekalb for the same price.
GUY 2: sure can and in better areas
GUY 3: 8 homes on one half acre...why not just buy a townhome or condo? Plus, location is terrible. Hard pass.
GUY 4: yesterday on Fox5 [local news] they were talking about tearing down 'THE MOST DANGEROUS APT BUILDING IN THE WORLD. Now we know why....these homes will sit less than a football field away.
(I just did a quick search on realtor dot com: for homes or condos in Clarkston itself, maximum price $125k, there's four decent-sized condos and one very sketchy-looking house for sale. The most expensive condo is $79,900 and looks fairly nice, at least in the picture. Expand the search to a five-mile radius outside of Clarkston, for condos, single-family or multi-family homes at or under $125k, there are 231 listings.)
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