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Tiny-house village coming to Atlanta's southside?

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Plans call for a 50-house development in East Point

Decatur hosted a tiny-house festival last month that highlighted the biggest trends in little living and suggested the movement toward itty-bitty pads could have staying power.

By all accounts, it was a rousing success, and it seems like there's definitely a market for such diminutive domiciles around Atlanta.

Now, investors could be putting money where the tiny-home interest is.

According to a report in Atlanta Progressive News, a community of eco-friendly tiny houses is planned for East Point. More specifically, an "eco-cottage community" of up to 50 homes could rise near the heart of East Point, not far from the city’s MARTA station.

According to a tipster, a 7.7-acre lot on Cheney Street is a possible candidate for the development. The lot in question has been on the market for six months, and is listed for less than $300,000. It's unclear whether the proposal would fill the entire site, or what the timeline on the project might be.

As Atlanta magazine recently found, City of Atlanta code prohibits new homes smaller than 750 square feet, while Gwinnett and DeKalb counties require new homes to be at least 1,000 square feet, but perhaps East Point is more lenient? Or maybe these plans call for larger-than-average tiny abodes?

In any case, if the project comes to fruition, it could be a big step forward for tiny house living in metro Atlanta.