Are you wanting to live in a tiny house legally, or better yet build a very small house on your own land? OR are you intrigued by this little town because they were the "first" and you want to discover more? If you are wanting to learn more about tiny house communities, or how to start one, lessons learned here, in Spur are invaluable. This course will give you the scoop, the information that is hard to find. You will be educated all things Spur!
So, If you are considering moving here, you will need loads of information to make a good sound decision. What I've learned is that legally, it is very hard at this point, to find a place willing to work with you? The codes, rules, city ordinances are simply cumbersome. Spur, Texas... the first "Tiny House Friendly Town" in America is an option worth looking at. I know because i moved here!
Remember this is a very very small town, so calling the City Hall or County Clerk office to get your series of questions answered is going to be a arduous process. Due to media exposure, city hall is getting boatloads of calls from people near and far and their friendly 2-4 person staff can only do so much. If you decide to fly into Lubbock, rent a car...drive an hour and then look around, you are still left with too many unanswered questions and a five hundred dollar tab to boot.
This one stop shop - cost effective course will give you the answers you need to decide if Spur is right for you or if the next step IS to make a trip to this west Texas town?
Are you looking for a place to raise a family? Maybe you are ready to retire, slow down a bit and smell the roses. Or possibly an ambitious entrepreneur wanting to start a business or a millennial needing an affordable home-base while working on-line or traveling? What is the cost of living, are taxes high? Are you wanting to live off-grid or raise goats? Tiny houses; compost or conventional toilets, wheels off or on? What are the fees to get set up? How much is land? Fed-Ex or UPS deliveries? Is the internet reliable and fast? This course has the answers and if it doesn't we will find them!
You will also be introduced to members of the tiny house community. These pioneers will share their stories of why they chose Spur, hurdles they faced and how they are adjusting to change. At the end of the course, you will take a calculated quiz ranking possibilities of a suitable fit.
Time for change, hit the reset button! My kids are grown, and i wanted to leave my bigger house in the city... simplify my life and buy a tiny house. No more rat race, traffic, parking tickets, storage units. Sounds perfect, right?
It has been a journey. I left the historic college where i taught, sold my big home, grabbed my little dog Delilah and headed out in my yellow Mini Cooper. Yes, I left everything behind, moving cross country from Charleston, S.C. to Spur, Texas. My beautiful 216 sq. ft. tiny house was delivered to my land (that's right...my own piece of land). I started teaching my classes on-line. Life was slow, calm and beautiful. Sounds perfect, right?
The process was not perfect, as i ran into many roadblocks along the way. So many roadblocks that i had to (3 months into it) leave Spur, with house in tow to regroup. What?? When I bought my land and moved to Spur i really didn't do enough research, and surely didn't ask the right questions. Some queries wouldn't present themselves until i experienced life in Spur. Honesty, I just wanted to get there and start my dream. You probably can relate?
As a teacher and a passionate Live Small advocate, I want to educate you, the learner, with practical and efficient information making your process much easier; saving time, money and energy. You can learn from my mistakes; pain-free.