I have an idea for an up and coming mountain bike destination that is also near a lake that allows boating. This is a Short term play with STR and long term play with appreciation.
Has anyone developed land for cabins and/or tiny homes? With the rising cost of building materials I am looking at innovative ways to bring construction costs down while still offering a quality expertise for guests.
This idea is still in its infancy stages as I’m trying to figure out what amenities travelers would want in they cabin/home, how to designate the land RV park vs cabin development.
Things I am trying to figure out are sewer/septic, electricity, cable etc.
Anything else I should think of when looking into developing land?
For reference this would be 5-7 cabins or plots but don’t know if there is a number that maximizes acreage/development costs
Originally posted by @Bob Lett :
Has anyone developed land for cabins and/or tiny homes?
Someone tried doing that in the town next to mine. I looked at their calendar. They have 3 nights booked for the next 6 months. Flat Rock Concepts. A banker told me they were losing money, but that is second hand information. Didn't mean to pee on your Wheaties.
@Paul Sandhu no need to apologize. Proper due diligence needs to be done first. It all may seem great on paper, even numbers wise things could take a turn quickly. I would prefer to buy a house/cottage in the same area to get a beat on the market but also would like to pioneer the cabins if possible.
I just don’t want to kick myself 5 years from now saying shoulda coulda woulda...
Just to add, I have done research on airbnb/Vrbo listings in the area but there is nothing that is a close comparison.
Hey @Bob Lett , no matter where you choose to build, checking the regs for building will dictate what you can do. I think there are several different ways you can build without going nuts on costs.
One would be trying shipping container housing. They can be had fairly cheaply, are water tight, and easily modified.
https://www.thewaywardhome.com... This is fun blog that talks about it.
https://www.24hplans.com/top-2... Has some interesting designs.
Another way to save, which might work better, are grain silo homes. They are pretty neat IMHO.
Plus the traditional tiny home on a trailer which, to me, is less than desirable. I would much rather stay in a container or silo.
@Michael Baum thank you! I will have to check these options out. I thought about shining containers but have not seen grain silo’s before. That would definitely add to the appeal.
@Bob Lett . I got a 4 start yesterday because my “kitchen was small” on a listing that is advertised in the description as a “tiny home”
Not related but it just reminded me. People are ridiculous