Dean, a professional firefighter/paramedic, has a vision for South Prairie Creek RV park. He sees the beginnings of a new tiny house community. As he begins his next (and third) tiny house build, his endeavors aren’t without struggle, however. Within the tiny house movement, it’s common to face obstacles when it comes to placement of tiny houses. Usually, the difficulty has to do with zoning, but South Prairie Creek RV is already tiny friendly. Dean is confident that the tiny house community will move forward despite the county slowing down the process due to the location of the RV park.
The Foothill Trail cuts directly through the RV park, with the tiny houses on one side of the trail. The reason for the slow progress is that the county is concerned for the safety of people enjoying the path. Access to the tiny houses requires crossing the trail’s path. Dean describes it as an “intersection.” Interest is growing as Dean talks with other tiny house owners that are looking for places to park, so working with the county to decide how to handle the intersection is a very important step. Working together achieves more. The movement will move forward, and hopefully, soon there will be more tiny houses there.