Tiny home communities

Operating Budget

As part of our internal feasibility study, we have determined a cooperative fee of just $375 per month (site rent including utilities) will cover all ongoing expenses and build an operating fund for the future needs of each community.

The key points used in determining the fees included:

  • A long-term-debt reduction fund set at 20% of cooperative fees. This covers the portion of start-up costs assigned to the community and drops to under 5% as the community expands.

  • A common expense fund to cover community operational expenses and maintenance.
  • Utility budgets for the maintenance and operation of each off-grid service.
  • A taxes component is part of the cooperative fee collected monthly on each site occupied in the community.
    This converts the municipal tax revenue from a single-family residence to multi-unit income, with very little additional expense to the municipality.


One should note that there is no profit component included in the cooperative fees collected each month, only budgets for the community operations, enabling these communities to provide affordable housing for generations to come.

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Last updated: June 01, 2019

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