South Carolina is leaping into the tiny home bandwagon.
A brand new tiny home village has been constructed within the Metropolis of West Columbia, making it one of many pioneer tiny home communities on this area.
Dubbed the Stone Canyon Cabins undertaking, the village is positioned on Lacy Road off of Jarvis Klapman Boulevard. It has been put up in beneath two months, following approvals from the town issued in September.
The village has eight tiny houses starting from 266 to 400 sq. toes.
Its developer, Jim Bowie, has been constructing and promoting tiny homes for 2 years hoping to capitalize on this rising phenomenon.
“It’s not a cell house,” Bowie instructed The State “They’re heavy, they’re secure. They have to be hooked as much as energy, water and sewer to be totally useful.”
Like many states and native authorities, West Columbia has been late to control the tiny home market. This leaves many builders to function in a authorized grey space.
Different components of the nation are rapidly developing with guidelines and rules, however there’s nonetheless some option to go earlier than many of the nation catches up with this new way of life.
“Though we had quite a lot of consumers, we had been solely in a position to promote a fraction of what we may have as a result of folks had been operating into challenges with zoning and financing,” Bowie mentioned.
Bowie revealed that he was concerned in again and forths with the town for over 6 months, and was solely in a position to construct his village after receiving particular exceptions from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The houses value between $55,000 and $80,000 and thus far two items have been bought.
Bowie believes the enterprise will take off, significantly for scholar housing and homeless veterans, as soon as extra lenders and authorities get accustomed to tiny houses.