EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- A Littleton-based company has announced plans to establish a community of tiny homes near Colorado Springs.
The company, Life Size: Tiny Communities, anticipates opening the community next fall. Joe Callantine, the president and founder, says that the community will be the first of its kind along Colorado's Front Range.
Callantine declined to reveal the location of the planned community but an El Paso County spokesperson said a request about a potential development was recently made for western El Paso County, on 9620 Chipita Park Road, along U.S. 24 in Ute Pass.
The spokesperson also said that tiny homes communities are allowed by the county's zoning requirements, specifically in districts where recreational vehicle parks are allowed.
Callantine hasn't officially filed an application, the spokesperson added, and that the project is in the early stages of the planning progress.
According to the company's website, the community will be called Bonsai Village and include the following:
- +/- 30-minute commute to downtown Colorado Springs
- BYOH – Bring Your Own Home
- Access to ample nature trails on premises
- Full utility hookups
- Community Center
- Anticipated monthly lease range: $650-850
- Anticipated Fall 2022 opening
The company plans to use Bonsai Village as a model for other tiny homes communities across the country, and to make such communities more acceptable; many local zoning laws don't allow tiny homes and they've often been opposed by residents in traditional neighborhoods.
Investment communities also are available for the village.
For more information, visit: https://lifesizetinycommunities.com.