starting at $650 Monthly
Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village
204 Gotcher Ave
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
Where is the village located?
The village is located in the city of Lake Dallas, 30 miles north of downtown Dallas. Lake Dallas is located between Denton and Lewisville.
What about Lake Dallas?
The community of Garza was developed when the train came through town in the late 1800s. In 1929 when the Garza-Little Elm Reservoir was built, the town changed its name to Lake Dallas. There are about 7,000 people who live in Lake Dallas. There are many churches, restaurants, a marina, parks and an elementary and middle school. High school students are bused to Lake Dallas High School located in Corinth.
What is the neighborhood like?
The village is located between office warehouses and residential and is near the heart of Lake Dallas in the Lake Dallas Downtown District. It’s two blocks from Main Street. A park with an open area for playing ball, a children’s playground and the Lake Dallas Library is located directly across the street. Another park with a covered children’s play area, ball fields, a pavilion and tennis courts is located at the end of Gotcher Avenue. Lake Dallas Elementary and Lake Dallas Middle School are just a few blocks
away. There are several restaurants and eating establishments within a four-block area and includes Sonic, Subway, two Mexican food establishments and Beatitudes Tea Room and Cafe. There’s also a Romano’s Pizza and Godfather’s Pizza within a few blocks.
Do you have a website?
Yes, find us as www.lakedallastinyhomevillage.com
What is the Lake Dallas Bungalows?
Located next door to the village will be the bungalows, seven duplexes with very nice residential units with several courtyards. These units will be built with quite a bit of reclaimed material and will have high-end finishes. There will be seven one-bedroom units and seven two-bedroom units. These will make great homes for those who aren’t quite ready to make the leap to tiny living but want to be near the village.
What will the Tiny Home lots look like?
This is the first urban tiny home village meaning that it’s the first located inside city limits and in a downtown area utilizing the International Residential Code Appendix Q. Because of this it will be a compact village. Most lots will be 800 square feet. With most tiny homes being in the 200-300 square foot range there will be plenty of room for patios, lawn space and garden space.
How much will rent be?
What will be included?
Water, sewer and trash service will be included in the rent. Each lot will have its own electric meter and will be billed separately.
How long is the lease?
Leases will be 12 months renewable yearly. Homes will have to be
maintained or leases will not be renewed. Lots are not for sale.
Can I bring my tiny house / what are the specs required?
Homes must meet all International Residential Code guidelines,
including Appendix Q (formerly known as Appendix V). Note that the city requires each tiny home to have (and use) a flushing toilet connected to the provided sewer line. Existing homes may require modifications to meet Appendix Q.
Can I build my own tiny home?
Yes, but it must be built to current International Residential Code
and Appendix Q. You’ll probably want to get a licensed plumber and electrician.
What size home can I have?
Homes must be at least 7.5 feet wide and no wider than 8.5 feet. Homes can be up to 40 feet long.
Can I bring a Park Model home?
No, Lake Dallas specifically wanted (preferably custom built) homes on wheels with a maximum width of 8.5 feet.
Can I bring my Skoolie or RV?
No, the city of Lake Dallas specifically wants Tiny Homes on wheels.
Can my home have slide-outs?
No, this village wasn’t designed for slide outs.
Can I rent out my tiny home at this village?
No, with only 13 homes we want owner-occupied units only. No home may be rented or used as an AirB&B or similar program.
Will you have tiny houses available for rent?
Who is doing this village?
Terry Lantrip is a long-time small developer and owner of Urban-
Retro focusing on a four-block area of Lake Dallas that includes both vintage structures dating as far back as the 1890s to newer vintage-looking buildings. There are homes, apartments and commercial spaces. For 21 years he was owner and publisher of The Lake Cities Sun newspaper in Lake Dallas.
Will Urban-Retro build other communities?
While Urban-Retro has only done development in the Lake Dallas
Downtown District, we are open to doing other developments outside of Lake Dallas and partnering with others who may wish to develop a tiny home village or other type of small development.
Type of VillageTINY-ONLY VILLAGE
AmenitiesCommunity Building, Community Garden
CultureEco-Friendly, Family-Friendly, Family-Friendly
Lot Sizes (sq ft)
Number of Lots
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