Texas Tiny Home Community Concerned About Anarchy, Nudists

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About an hour outside of Lubbock sits Spur, Texas, a Dickens County town that removed building restrictions in order to encourage citizens to build their own tiny homes. Spur has high-speed internet, beautifully made small homes averaging 300 square feet, and now, the worry of attracting those who are opposed to wearing clothes.

Dickens County Commissioner Charlie Morris told The Wall Street Journal that Spur wants people who are “educated, professional and seem like they really have something to bring to the community. They are like a ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy situation. What we don’t want are anarchists or nudists.”

And apparently Spur, TX has a tiny house movement going on. #tinyhouse #SpurTexas #toosmallforme

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His statement came after traditionally-minded residents expressed concern over newcomers wanting to build “yurts, straw dwellings and even underground dugouts.” This left 62-year-old homeowner Denise Rosner to worry that the incoming mentality would be “anything goes.”

As a result, the town added some building codes in March. According to RT, the updated restrictions state that “all tiny houses have to be connected to the power grid, water supply, and sewer system – and they can’t be on wheels.”

One man who found his plans to build a home “out of earth” with a compost toilet to be approved, and then suddenly unapproved, decided to build on a 15-acre plot just outside of the town’s jurisdiction along with two other Texans. With the spreading of tiny home communities across America, it looks like there should be room for everyone to live the way they wish.