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Durango approves tiny home village

Meg Hilling
September 24, 2018 08:46 PM

DURANGO, Colo.- The need for affordable housing is growing in Durango, and the answer could be tiny homes.

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Durango City Council has approved a preliminary plan for a tiny home community that will be known as Escalante Village. The $2 million village, about four miles from downtown, will house to 22 tiny homes.

"Right now our rents are guaranteed for the people that sign up before November 15, guaranteed to be 500 dollars a month for the space," Escalante Village developer, Bob Lieb said.

While there are six model homes on the property at the moment,  people who want to live there will be expected to bring their own homes.

According to the developers at Escalante Village, a majority of the people that have been signing up for the tiny home spaces are young couples who are just starting their professional careers, as well as folks looking to retire.

Now that the village has a nod of approval from the city,  the village will just have to iron out some final permit paperwork and get the property ready. So far 11 of the 22 spaces available are full and officials with Escalante Village say people should be able to begin moving in around March 2019.

"It is a lot more affordable than so many other options are here in Durango," Lieb said.

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