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UPDATE to our Riverside Meetup

UPDATE: Just spoke with Mr Brock Taylor - Riverside's Director of Planning & Zoning. Seems he is on our side as to Tiny Houses. He admitted that if he wasn't married, he would be living "tiny"; if he didn't have 3 children, if he didn't have 2 dogs and a cat and 3 vehicles - other than that....  He has purchased a tract of vacant land with small houses in mind. The wooded property is over an acre WITH an open well (hhmmm) AND an older, overgrown pond (double HHmmm).

For those who want to check it out before the Meetup here's the address:

2313 Bonnieview Ave, Riverside

Once a lavish estate, it sits ready for a cleanup and new life. Rough guess as to price: about $30,000.  We have already figure that an acre could easily hold 20 small houses maybe a few more (under 400 sq ft). We can each have a buildable lot for a little over $1,000. (You didn't think it would be free??? But then again, you would own a clear fee simple deed that is marketable which banks kinda like. Speaking of banks, how's that savings account working out for you?)

See the little name Wickers right in the lower center? That is the access into #16. The pond is to the east. Very promising for those who are ready to build this year.

More information at 5PM Thursday Meetup - See you there, then!



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  • Karen B.

    With just starting my journey I found the information very informative. I appreciated the open dialogue from the people in attendance.

    January 13

    • Gary W.

      It was a very informative Meetup - lots of excellent questions. Some of the ancillary issues that are frequently overlooked must be considered (trash totes, real mail, parking, access, etc.). Brock seems determined to put Riverside on the map as "The" Tiny House destination in Ohio. Let's help him! I will be starting a separate mailing list for all those who have RSVP'd (whether or not you made the meeting due to weather, or maybe got locked out if it was after 5pm - sorry). Those who have shown consistent interest should be among the first to get a heads-up as to our progress. Thanks again for attending!

      January 13

  • Karen B.

    Thank you kindly for this group. I'm new to this concept BUT am eager to start my newest journey! I am looking forward to hearing more about "tiny home" living.

    January 4

    • Gary W.

      Welcome Karen, we are glad to have you! You are definitely in the right place for tiny spaces. Please check out the many links under Discussions. Feel free to add your own tiny house links: builders, furnishings, appliances, solar, wind, etc. We are gaining some momentum toward living in a dedicated tiny house neighborhood (maybe in Riverside).

      January 6

  • Sherry M.

    I work at that time on that day. BUT I am very interested. VERY!

    January 6

  • Linda

    Happy New Year! Would like to seriously think about downsizing in 2017! See you there :-)

    December 23

    • Gary W.

      Happy New Year to you too! We hope to have a model tiny house on a foundation set-up and approved this year. Building Codes are already changing to allow this new approach to future housing. It's exciting!

      1 · December 27

  • Beverly D.

    I'm in the process of downsizing and becoming a minimalist. The house house that we live in is almost 100 years old. We have lived in this house for 15 years and have "collected" a lot of items. We're empty-nesters. In January 2007, I was diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome with parkinsonism. I get the finger pointed at me when it comes to clutter. I've read where clutter produces stress. I would need a home that's handicapped accessible. I need assistance in financial planning, in maintenance, and a supporting community. I enjoy many hobbies and activities, but some I have to make modifications. I have three dogs and two birds. I've worked with individuals with disabilities. I don't look at their appearance, but their individuality, their heart. I've even thought out a "blue print" of my home.

    December 25

    • Gary W.

      Beverly - Welcome to our Tiny House Lovers Group! It's doubtful any of our tiny houses will last 100 years, and there's so much to be said for old fashioned craftsmanship. On the other hand, living small allows you to design exactly the space you want. No need to make someone else's vision one of your own as there are just too many compromises. I have to disagree about the concept of "clutter" equaling stress though instead preferring the Einstein model that it is a sign a genius... Everything else is quite manageable as long as it is taken 1 step at a time. You can have exactly the (tiny) Home you want!

      December 27

  • Linda

    Happy New Year! Would like to seriously think about downsizing in 2017! See you there :-)

    December 23

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