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New Habitats Tiny Home Community Shows How It's Done


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A new neighborhood of 50 tiny homes averaging 300 square feet is under construction in San Diego. The homes are expected to cost occupants $750 per month space rent plus the cost of the home. This is compared to the average rent of $1,152 for a one-bedroom apartment in San Diego.

Habitats Tiny Homes is spearheading the development. According to its website (, the ecologically friendly community will be established on a 5-acre plot and will feature an urban farm and orchard, a coffee shop, farmers market, community center and a yoga studio. The lots are 30 ft. by 40 ft. and include carports with solar panels and patios. The perimeter of the community will be foliaged for privacy and to define the area. There will be rain barrels and an onsite retention pond.

With the soaring rents in western cities, it makes financial sense for people to buy a tiny home even considering the monthly space rent, due to the cost savings on rent. When it comes time to move, the home can be moved, and the rent savings virtually pays for the home in just a few years. The San Diego community includes three budget categories for building homes: less than $40,000, $40 to $50,000, and $50,000 plus.

Home Price Round-up


835 SE Polaris Ct, Bend, OR 97702

3 beds, 1 baths, 968 square feet,

.19 acre lot | Built in 1979


Listed by Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate


21262 SE Woodruff Pl, Bend, OR 97702

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 1983 square feet, .06 acre lot | Built in 2007


Listed by John L Scott Bend


1515 NW Healy Ct, Bend, OR 97703

3 beds, 2.5 baths, 3010 square feet, .50 acre lot | Built in 2008


Listed by Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate

Photos and listing info from Central Oregon Multiple Listing Service

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Nick Nayne, Principal Broker

Principal Broker at The Broker Network Realty in Bend, OR. Over 12 years experience in Real Estate working with buyers, sellers and investment properties.


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