Little House Community in Texas Reborn


Alright it’s not really a tiny house community like we hope for everyday.

But I can hope, right? It’s actually somewhere you can vacation in. Unfortunately.

It can be a great thing if you wanted to try out small house living. But if you’re looking for a community like this, we’ve still got work to do.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we can find more ways to begin re-creating 1950’s style communities just like this?

Where the houses are humble and simple. You can walk places and you know your neighbors.

If you would also like to see more housing like this created and offered in your town please hit the “Like” button and leave a comment below. Thank you!

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  1. But these lots are too small. They’re just jammed together so tight you don’t even get any sunlight… and there’s no room for a garden. My idea of a tiny house is a standard size lot with a tiny size house. Lots of space for vegetables and flowers and I’m not on top of the neighbors!

  2. These are ‘jammed together so tight’ because they were not set up for actual day-to-day living, but rather for overnight rentals… like a B&B (sort of). This group is in Fredericksburg, Texas and are either actual vintage so-called ‘Sunday Houses’ or they are re-creations of ‘Sunday Houses’. In times gone by…long long ago in Texas history, German settlers in the Fredericksburg area were given two homesteads… a regular homestead for farming and a very small parcel in town where they would typically build a tiny house designed for overnight stays when farmers came to town to ‘take care of business’ on Saturday and stayed overnight to attend church the next day, thus the term ‘Sunday Houses’. I’ve wanted one of these since the first time I came across them on vacation 30 years ago! San Francisco, California has a somewhat similar arrangement except their tiny houses were designed as temporary housing after the big earthquake many, many years ago. After the city ad rebuilt most of these tiny buildings became small stores, some became more-or-less storage units or were simply abandoned. Today there are only a handful remaining and most of those have been recycled as small boutiques with a few still being lived in. There is a beautiful small book about the Fredericksburg Sunday Houses and you’ll also find mention of them in several books and articles about tiny houses.

  3. It seems like collections of tiny houses like this are in warmer climates: Texas, Puget Sound, the Carolinas. I wish there were some in New England (besides Provincetown where the prices are astronomical!)…

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