Georgia's First Tiny Home Village Now Open, and Sold Out

Eight single-family houses on a half-acre of land.

July 25, 2021, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


A group of people gather in front of a row of small homes.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Cottages on Vaughan. | MicroLife Institute / The Cottages on Vaughan

"Two years after it broke ground, a Clarkston project described as Georgia’s first standalone village of tiny houses is officially a wrap—and totally sold," reports Josh Green.

Among the features and amenities new residents will gain when moving in to the Cottages on Vaughan development are homes ranging in size from 250-square-foot "micro-cottages" to the largest homes on site, which total 500 square feet. "To encourage interaction between residents, a common greenspace with seating and a picnic table is at the center of the community. It also features climate-conscious aspects such as optional solar panels and edible, regenerative landscaping," adds Green.

Homes have sold for prices between $109,000 and $200,000—affordability is one of the primary selling points of the tiny homes movement.

While the project is considered a model for future projects, the process getting to completion wasn't easy. "The project required 14 months of work with Clarkston city official to write and pass the DeKalb County city’s first tiny-home ordinance," according to Green.

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