Colorado Tiny Homes
Houses are getting smaller and smaller in Colorado. While the average U.S. home runs about 2,600 square feet according to U.S. Census Bureau, most Colorado dwellings are about 1,800 square feet. Still, for many homeowners, that is still too much house. That is why so many are opting for even smaller versions ranging from 400 to 1,000 square feet.
Tiny houses are leaving an impact on the Colorado landscape, forcing communities and their authorities to revamp the way they look at housing requirements in their area.
Colorado’s Tiny House Community
With more and more homeowners downsizing to less than 1,000 square feet of living space, code enforcement authorities are struggling to find ways to alleviate cumbersome rules and welcome this change in homeowner preferences. In a quest to appear more welcoming, many municipalities are restructuring their building and occupancy code books to include tiny houses.
Counties in Colorado have specific ordinances includingbuilding and safety regulationsregarding tiny homes. These requirements must be met to obtain building permits. There are basic rules regarding construction including:
- Ceiling heights
- Designated kitchen living, sleeping and bathroom areas
- Meeting local load requirements
- Meeting roof and snow load requirements
- Being permanently attached to the ground (no wheels or chassis allowed)
- Being hooked up to a permanent water, sewage and electrical services
Even some urban communities are seeing the benefits of allowing these small homes to be built on partial lots within city limits. This allows homeowners to enjoy city life, while cultivating neighborhoods that maybe at risk from vacant lots.
Benefits of Tiny House Living in Colorado
There are a lot of reasons why people are drawn to tiny houses. They offer a way to break into the home ownership market, while still maintaining financial security. Plus they are really cute. Young professionals, singles and retirees are all finding this new homeownership opportunity very appealing. So, what other benefits does tiny house living offer prospective homeowners?
- They are environmental friendly
- They use less energy
- They are easy to maintain
- They generally cost a fraction of a traditional home
- They are very stylish
- They come with a multitude of high end amenities
Luxury Tiny Home Models & Designs
Think that just because a house is small that it doesn’t sport the kind of luxury you are accustomed to? Style and luxury prevail in modern tiny houses. Builders like Utopian Villas strive to bring comfort and style to every house they build. They understand that living small doesn’t mean giving up luxury. That’s why quality, style and comfort are at the forefront of their modern designs. Featuring high vaulted ceilings, plenty of natural light, loads of custom millwork, beautiful amenities and hardware, and individualized design, every Utopian Villas home is built with the new homeowners tastes, style and needs in mind.
Consider asking local zoning offices about installing tiny homes in cities across Colorado such as:
- Colorado Springs
- Fort Collins
A leading Colorado tiny house builder, Utopian Villas specializes in custom dwellings that grab attention.
Get in Touch with Utopian Villas – Colorado’s Luxury Tiny Home Builder
If you are intrigued by the tiny house movement in Colorado, it may be time to check out what it has to offer call Utopian Villas to discover what this new housing trend is all about and what it can offer you and your family.