Walsenburg, CO is located about 90 miles south of Colorado Springs. Over 3.6 million cars a year pass through this “Gateway to the Southwest” . The nearby Spanish Peaks are a national landmark and named one of Colorado’s Seven Wonders by the Denver Post. The Highway of The Legends, connecting Walsenburg with La Veta, other historic mining towns, and Trinidad, is a National Scenic and Historic Byway.
In late 2014, Walsenburg adopted a new residential housing ordinance allowing tiny homes to be placed in R1 and R2 residential zoned lots. Walsenburg was the 2nd city in the country to adopt a tiny home friendly zoning ordinance. Sprout Tiny purchased 4.6 acres behind the Walsenburg library and walking distance to downtown and a new organic grocery store. The acreage is the future site of a 33 unit tiny home development in Walsenburg. Stadium View, LLC will own the land. View Haven is planned to feature homes ranging from 238 sq. ft. to over 400 sq. ft. and address the huge need for housing in Walsenburg due to several new industries and businesses locating in Walsenburg and Huerfano County. There is a regional as well as VA hospital and a large marijuana grow operation is locating just outside Walsenburg, CO that is expected to create up to 400 jobs in the next few years in the local area. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is also breaking ground in Walsenburg in the spring of 2016. This newfound growth combined with very low quality housing availability has created a huge demand for quality homes and rentals in Walsenburg. Sprout has received a letter of intent from grow operation stating they are interested in some or all of the housing when it is available. Additionally, Sprout has received a high number of inquiries from people all over the country expressing interest living in a tiny home community. The tiny home lifestyle appeals to nearly all demographics and the Stadium View tiny home community is expected to be in high demand when the project breaks ground.
Tiny homes are between 262 to 672 square feet (some tiny homes are as small as 120 square feet), and are expected to sell for $60,000 to $130,000