Spur, Texas Becomes Americas’ First “Tiny House” Friendly City
The Spur City Council Met This Week and Approved a Resolution Supporting “Tiny” House Living In Spur, TX. The Resolution Removes Permitting Barriers For Houses Under 1,000 Sq. /ft.
“Spur embodies the ‘Spirit of the West’,” says Randy Adams, author of the resolution. “We recognize kindred spirits when we see them and we want these new pioneers to know they’re welcome in Spur.” “We saw that larger cities haven’t been all that welcoming to smaller houses, seemingly unable to remove permitting and code obstacles, (usually requiring square footage to be 1,000 sq./ft. or more), so we hoped we could help by removing restrictions related to home size.” Adams says, “Folks who want to live the “Tiny” house life in Spur need only to build with quality, connect to city utilities and pay taxes like everybody else.”
Manuel Herrera, the Mayor of Spur, hopes that the towns’ new initiative will encourage growth through an influx of enterprising, energetic people who will create opportunity for themselves and the town by bringing technology and light manufacturing expertise. Mr. Herrera, “We hope that the combination of our low cost of living, inexpensive land and access to over a million customers within a two hour radius will be attractive to the new pioneers.”
More information about the Spur “Tiny” house initiative can be found at www.spurfreedom.com
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