Last month, Kent was kind enough to mention here the land I have for sale in Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona (arizonaforestland.com). I have had a number of inquiries, some of which have got me thinking harder about tiny house possibilities.
As you may remember, its 18.6 acres a little more than an hour from Tucson. It’s quiet, private, and really exceptionally pretty, and better still, it borders on the 38,000 acre Rincon National Wilderness.
There’s a great well on it, there is electricity at the lot line (although this is the ideal solar location), and it can legally be subdivided into three 6+ acre parcels.
The asking price of $249,900 may be a lot for many tiny house people (especially in these times), and some have suggested they don’t want all that much land. So here’s a thought: Perhaps a bunch of like-minded folks could get together and buy the land and put it to a use according to their own ideas and vision.
This could work in a variety of ways. Most simply, three people could buy it and subdivide it to their liking.
But perhaps more interestingly, a greater (or smaller) number could buy it and not subdivide it, but instead keep it as a whole and create a number of tiny house sites with the majority of the land being held in common as open space. (Perhaps, some of the sites so created could even be leased to other tiny home folks.) There could be a variety of legal structures to accommodate this: a land trust; a tenancy in common; the creation of a condominium; and probably others. In this way a gorgeous parcel could be available to a larger number of people, while at the same time preserve individual privacy and open space.
Now being more of a hermit than anything else, I don’t have the skills to organize the process, (and not being a lawyer or zoning expert, can’t give professional advice), but there are a lot of you out there with all sorts of skills, who are out-of-the-box thinkers (to say the least), and are itching to make their tiny house dream a reality. With a little mental sweat equity, this could be a way to get going now.
So here’s the concept: I bet there are folks out there who would like to give this a go. If you are one of them, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (If you want to be an initial facilitator, mention it.) I won’t be part of the group myself, I am just the clearing house. I’ll provide the e-mail address of everyone who responds to everyone else who responds. As the group comes together, I would be available to answer questions about the land and all (and would be eager to work with/sell to any group that forms), but from here on in, its all up to you!