Tiny houses are the rage on TV shows, and a local investment corporation has jumped on the band wagon.
Six tiny houses, ranging from 375 to 600 square feet, have been built on the former KOA Campground at 215th and Native Roads, just north of Hwy. 54.
“We have four (tiny house) floor plans, all have room for four people,” said Pat Wood, who is the contact person for Yellow Brick Road Investment, owners of the property.
“One-half (the tiny houses) will be long term (rentals), one-half will be Airbnb (vacation rentals),” he said.
“They are super efficient,” Wood said. “The electric bills have been about $40 per month since December. We will provide trash, lawn and housing maintenance. All are one-bedroom with lofts.”
“I think younger people will be interested in it,” he said. “It’s not an apartment, but a little more private.”
Wood has used local demolition contractor Johnny Walker for items that have been used on the tiny houses.
“We have reclaimed items…sliding doors, interior trim, kitchen backsplashes, shower surrounds, the majority of vanities and mirrors,” he said.
The name of the property is Crosslands Camping and Cabins.
“This property was neglected for many years before I got involved,” Wood said. “Little by little, we have been cleaning it up.”
“But we needed to generate some income,” he said.
“In 2016 I did a tiny house on wheels, Kevin (Stark) saw that,” Wood said. “It was his idea to build tiny houses out here. It’s a 50/50 partnership. Kevin owned the property for quite a while, I bought in two years ago.”
Wood is a member of the corporation called Yellow Brick Road Investment, with Kevin Stark as the president.
Wood can be reached at 620-224-7163.
Work began on the project in March 2018, and should be completed soon, Wood said.
There are also 54 sites for camping on the property, in a different area.
“Next, we plan to do some more work at the campground and get the clubhouse fixed up,” Wood said.
A pictorial view of a few of the tiny houses are below: