T hree years ago, Natalie Gregory got in on a hot new real estate trend by starting WheelLife to build micro homes on wheels. When clients started asking for permanent tiny homes with poured foundations, she started up RealLife and began building those instead with help from VP of construction Charlie Pond and Architect Hap Pendleton. I was in need of a house, but in my price range all I could find was an older house that needed work. And I thought, Why is there no product out there for brand new construction that is affordable?
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But, is it true? Well, no, but the so called village where they lived is sorta kinda real, or rather, it used to be. Urban legend says that, just north of Cincinnati, close to Mt. Rumpke, is a village of tiny houses. They apparently shun the outside word. If anyone tries to approach or enter their village, they come out yelling and throwing rocks to drive the trespassers away. Some say that carnival or circus music is always playing there.
RealLife Tiny Homes sells first model, looking for more development sites
A group of Greater Cincinnati commercial real estate professionals has launched a company that builds tiny homes. Unlike WheelLife homes, which are built on trailers, RealLife Tiny Homes are full residential homes that are just much smaller than typical homes. Last summer, they began planning to build a model tiny home on a full foundation.
Hughes is one of thousands taking part in the newly popular tiny house craze — a movement that has spread quickly over the last few years and grown in popularity among those looking to downsize their life both physically and spiritually. The Northern Kentucky artist has spent the past three years building a Tumbleweed Houses brand home. The Colorado-based company offers several tiny home designs for individuals to purchase and assemble on their own. According to the company's website, the two biggest groups purchasing tiny home plans include those over the age of 60 looking for affordable retirement plans and millennials struggling to pay off school debt or seeking inexpensive alternatives to paying rent. The year-old and her boyfriend, Dan Jensen, 26, wanted to secure their finances without limiting their future.