The Llano Exit Strategy: Tiny House Compound Started By A Group Of Friends

The Llano Exit Strategy is a unique tiny house village that started with a group of friends who instead of moving away from one another, decided to build a tiny house community of their own, a place they could share their lives, and continue their friendships. The group of friends wanted to live close to one another, so the best solution for them was to buy some land and built four cabin buildings. The tiny cabin designs were dubbed the Llano Exit Strategy. The group had 20 years friendship together and to make sure it extended after one weekend of vacationing in Llano, located just outside of Austin; the friend group decided to build a tiny house community with one another. So after the friends purchased the land, they built the single tiny house units, which are 400 square feet in size, and cost about $40k each. There’s a 1,500 square foot common area that includes the kitchen and the living room area with entertainment, perfect for preparing meals and hanging out with one another.

The design for the tiny house village was inspired by architect Matt Garcia who helped the group with the planning and layout. The aesthetic of the tiny house village is a sort of industrial and rustic combination, blending corrugated sheathing with lightly treated wood walls that show off the knots and the unique grain. The group paid close attention to sustainability, aiming for a passive, low impact cabin buildings. They used spray foam for the home insulation, and there’s a water basin for collecting rainwater. The tiny house designs also have a special attachment to their natural surroundings.

The tiny houses are now available to rent for your family and friend vacations. With four cozy cabins and a common building that provide a quiet retreat for a group on the Llano River. These tiny house designs are perfect for family reunions or corporate retreats. The Commons has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a 60-inch Satellite TV, wi-fi, bunkroom, a full bath, and comfy living area. The unique space allows for togetherness along with privacy. Each of the tiny cabins sleeps up to four people and has a private full bath. The commons' bunkroom sleeps six people and has a full bath. The commons building has a spacious living area, gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers, a laundry room, ice maker, outdoor deck with eating area with beautiful view of the Llano river. Guests have access to all of the spaces to include the kitchen, laundry room, kayaks, canoes, outdoor shower, plus any of four available campfires when they are not under a burn ban. These unique tiny cabins are available for $1,585 per night.

The tiny house movement is a famous description of the architectural and the social movement that advocates living simply in smaller sized homes. In the United States, the average size of the new single-family home has grown from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to over 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite there being a decrease in the actual size of the average American family. Reasons for this include increase in house size include increased material wealth and prestige. The small house movement is a return to home designs of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small which is between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses being as small as 80 square feet. Downsizing to a tiny house building is a great way to do away with large mortgages, hydro bills and all the other stuff that goes along with a large house, and a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

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