In Lyons, Colorado, there’s a tiny-house resort with 22 homes ranging from whimsical Hobbit-esque spaces to modern abodes.
A row of tiny homes at WeeCasa Tiny House Resort.
After a 2013 flood destroyed parts of Lyons, Colorado, including the town’s mobile-home park, the property owner and a few partners brainstormed how to repurpose the land.
Kenyon Waugh, one of the partners, said he tossed out the idea of transforming the property into a tiny-house resort.
“I had probably been looking at tiny houses for seven or eight years at that point and driven all over the country to see them, be inside of them, and talk to builders,” Waugh told Insider.
The group purchased 10 tiny homes and had the land approved for camping, Waugh said. In 2015, the WeeCasa Tiny House Resort opened. Unlike the mobile homes, WeeCasa’s tiny homes are technically RVs on wheels, so they’re movable in the event of another flood.
Waugh is now the “WeeEO” of WeeCasa Tiny House Resort in Lyons, which is a 40-minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park and a popular Colorado town for weddings.
So far, it’s been a success, Waugh said; today there are 22 rentable tiny homes ranging in style, layout, and design.