starting at $500 Monthly
Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village
206 Gotcher Ave
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
What will the village be like?
Terry Lantrip is a long-time small developer and owner of Urban-Retro is spearheading this village, which will be built in two phases. The 1st phase will include 13 tiny home lots, a common courtyard, a shaded back yard behind the existing house, a washateria and a common garden. We’d also like to have a Little Free Library. This phase is estimated to be completed in June of 2018 (subject to change).
The s2nd phase will be years down the road but will include taking the existing 1910 farmhouse and renovating it into an office and workspace for Urban-Retro, a workout room, a community living room and we’d like to add on to the house to have a nice dining hall and kitchen. The dining hall could be a great place for the tiny home residents to have meetings, community meals, game nights and parties. The home would also be used by residents of the Lake Dallas Bungalows located next door.
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. 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.
What are the Lake Dallas Bungalows?
Located next door to the village will be the bungalows, seven duplexes with very nice and quite unique 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 if I want a lot with more space?
As mentioned above, this is an urban village. The Tiny Lots on the Prairie is located near Decatur and The Hideway is located just west of Fort Worth both have larger lots and the Hideaway has lots of trees and lots of space between homes.
How much will rent be?
Nine lots will be 800 square feet, can accomodate homes up to 35 feet and will run about $500 per lot. There will be four premium lots of 900 square feet that can accomodate homes up to 40 feet and these lots will run $550. This is subject to change.
What else will be included?
The goal is to have water, sewer and trash service included in the rent. Each lot will have its own electric meter and will be billed separately. We’re still working on internet service.
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 build my tiny house on the land?
The ordinance does not allow for tiny homes to be built on-site.
Will you have tiny houses available for rent?
Urban-Retro does have the right to have homes in the village available for lease but we’d prefer the homes to be owner occupied. With the amount of current interest we feel confident we’ll be able to fill the spaces with owner-occupied homes.
What was the ordinance that the city passed?
City Ordinance 2017-10-19. Here is the entirety of the proposal, contained in pages 51-67. This also includes the lot layout from the engineered plans. City Packet 2017-10-26
What are the community guidelines?
Click to download the Community Rules 2017-10-23. This document is a living document, and is subject to change. Between city regulations and the community guidelines we hope to have a high quality community. The rules are very strict so you’ll want to read them carefully to make sure this is the right place for you.
How will the spots be filled?
A list of interested potential residents is being compiled. In January we’ll be contacting people in the order they signed up to see if they may be good prospects and will be able to make the leap into tiny living. Prospects will have to pass an extensive background check. Prospects will have to be able obtain financing and have their homes built within a certain time period. If selected, tenants will be required to pay rent from the opening even if their home isn’t ready. Those with existing homes will have to make sure their home will qualify with Appendix Q.
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