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Top 13 Tiny Home Communities in Texas: Ranked and Reviewed

Updated on:
June 11, 2024

Have you been pondering the idea of downsizing and embracing the tiny home lifestyle in Texas? If so, learning the best communities to merge into becomes vital.

For a state known for making everything bigger and better, Texas has a surprisingly big and growing tiny home community. 

From The Pines RV Community to Village Farm to Constellation ATX and Pecan Meadow Village, the Lone Star State is at the forefront of the tiny home movement.

But where do I start? How do I locate the ideal blend of amenities, breathtaking scenery, and a welcoming community? 

In this article, we'll walk you through the top 13 tiny home communities in Texas, each offering a unique blend of amenities, scenic views, and a close-knit community. 

1. The Pines RV Community

The Pines RV Community
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The Pines RV Community is situated at 5001 Knob Hill Rd in Azle, Texas, not far from FM 730 and Knob Hill Rd. Despite being off the beaten path, The Pines RV Community is close to Fort Worth's major highways, lakes, golf courses, and shopping. 

The Pines RV Community was created and constructed to stand out from the competition! 

It was built this way because management wanted it to feel more like a community and less like a gravel parking lot, and it is now extremely gorgeous, with wonderful people and families taking in all of nature's beauty!

So, during the course of two weeks, the facility was able to create the following:

  • Spacious home sites: Traditional RV parks only provide space to park the RV and sometimes a truck. 
  • Seclusion: The facility is off the usual route, far from traffic, but close enough to go shopping and have a good time.
  • A real community: This is a place where people get to know one another and watch out for one another.
  • Full-time maintenance and management: This provides you with a homey feeling.

When you arrive, you are greeted with tall oak and pine trees, inviting you to explore the entire 18 acres. 

Your family will immediately sense a connection to this special place. This is a place you will share with people who have the same love of the outdoors

Amenities

Some of the amenities they provide include:

  • Electric, water, and free wifi
  • Cookout and horseshoe pits
  • On-site laundry and showers
  • Personal gate operators for your vehicle

2. Royse City RV Park Community

A family-owned RV park in East Texas, Royse City RV Park Community offers shade trees and peaceful country living for RVs and tiny homes. It is four miles south of the Royse City Buc-ees and 20 minutes east of Dallas.

There are plenty of local attractions for family fun activities near Lake Tawakoni and Lake Ray Hubbard. You can enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming at both lakes and play a round of golf at the Stone River Golf Club. 

If you're in the mood for berry picking, head to Oneal Berry Farm. For a unique experience, visit the ShangriLlama Castle, where you can take a llama walk and learn about the characteristic features of each llama. 

There are options for weekly and monthly reservations.  With their metered sites and separate electric bills, you will save money. 

The RV sites at the park provide 20, 30, 50, and 100-amp service.   Each site has a dump station that is 30 feet wide and 60 feet deep.   

Six showers are featured in a laundry facility with air conditioning.  The onsite laundry is made of sturdy concrete, allowing it to serve as a storm shelter when necessary.

Amenities

Some of the featured amenities include: 

  • Grocery store
  • Restaurant
  • Internet access
  • A fenced dog run
  • On-site laundry & shower facility
  • Water
  • Sewer

You may also like: Embracing A Nomadic Lifestyle With Tiny House On Wheels.

3. Shilo RV and Tiny Home Village

Shilo RV and Tiny Home Village is located in Bertram, close to Burnet, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Austin, with quick access to Highway 29. 

The owner of Shilo tried to preserve as much of the local wildlife when the property was first developed so that tenants would feel at ease and in their natural environment. 

Shilo's 40+ RV/Tiny Home slips are tucked away in a quiet spot, with many trees dividing them. 

With a wide range of amenities, Shilo takes pride in offering renters a stable, high-quality living environment.

Amenities

Shilo amenities include:

  • BBQs and Potlucks - Monthly Events
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Clean restrooms and showers
  • Laundry facility 
  • 1/2 Acre dog play area 
  • Wi-Fi internet available
  • Storage facility 
  • Over 50 fruit trees to pick
  • Full hook-ups (w/s/e)
  • 30/50 amp electric service

Note that a $150 security deposit is needed, which will be applied to any late fees or utility bills at check-out. You must call them for the slip rate for recreational vehicles.

4. Village Farm

Village Farm
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Village Farm, a vibrant tiny home neighborhood in East Austin built around Green Gate Farm, aims to improve the lives of its residents by simplifying life and fostering a sense of community.

Less than 8 miles east of downtown Austin, Village Farm redefines Austin life by providing affordable, free-standing tiny homes focusing on ecological design. 

While unique Austin activities are only a few minutes away, residents can relax in the tranquility of their tiny home community.

Forty-eight tiny home lots make up the initial phase of Village Farm, and starting in 2022, 119 lots were added throughout four separate phases. 

After completing the four stages, residents will have easy access to various amenities such as a general store, cafe, amphitheater, community gardens, pocket parks, and more.

These amenities are all seamlessly interwoven to promote a sense of community. 

The community is encouraged to connect and engage through various activities and events, such as pop-up restaurant evenings, a weekly farmers market, and cooking courses for children and adults.

Imagine residing in a tiny house that automatically reduces your water usage in half, lowers your utility costs, enhances the area's appearance, and provides a haven for local wildlife. That's what you can expect when Village Farm becomes your home. 

Many people find delight and contentment in adopting a simple lifestyle, and Village Farm is the ideal place to meet others who share these values.

Amenities

They have the following amenities: 

  • Pool and jacuzzi
  • Dog parks
  • Picnic and BBQ areas
  • Community gardens

Read also: Best Cabins in Texas (for Couples, Families, Near Lakes)

5. Community First! Village

Community First! Village is a 51-acre master-planned community that offers affordable, permanent housing and a supportive environment for men and women transitioning out of chronic homelessness. 

This transformational residential program is a creation of Mobile Loaves & Fishes. 

It aims to love and serve the neighbors who have been homeless while simultaneously empowering the neighborhood to live in service to the needy.

When fully occupied, more than 200 formerly homeless men and women will live in Phase I of the Village, which spans 27 acres. 

The Phase II expansion of the Village is situated next to Phase I and adds 24 additional acres, bringing the total size of the property to 51 acres and more than 500 residences.

Amenities

Some of their featured amenities include: 

  • 100 RV/Park homes
  • 130 Micro-homes
  • 5 Laundry/Restroom/Shower Facilities
  • 5 Outdoor kitchens
  • Capital Metro Bus Stop
  • Community cinema
  • Community inn
  • Community market
  • Genesis Gardens Organic Farm
  • Memorial Garden and Prayer Labyrinth
  • Topfer Family Health Resource Center
  • Walking trails

6. Primrose Village

Primrose Village is a simple adult-only community for tiny houses and RVs that allows long-term stays. Each lot has a privacy fence, a wrought iron gate front, an 8x8 storage structure, and a big tree. It is completely gated.

There are 22 sites altogether in the community that are 70'x30' with 50'x15' pads, so you should be able to locate one that works for you. The cost of a reservation per month is $900. 

Note that a $200 security deposit, as well as $25 for credit and background checks. Additionally, if your RV is older than eight years, you must give them images for approval.

Amenities 

The amenities they provide are as follows: 

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Lawn care
  • Wi-Fi

7. Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village

Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village
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Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village is the ideal community for those who value serenity. The Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village is situated in the Lake Dallas Downtown District at 204 Gotcher Avenue in Lake Dallas, Texas 75065, just two blocks off Main Street. 

This facility is situated between Lewisville and Denton, just north of Dallas. They only lease lots, so you must bring your own tiny home. 

The maximum dwelling size for tiny house owners is 8.5 x 40 feet. The International Residential Code Appendix Q strictly governs the building of every home in this community. 

Homes must be inspected by an inspector who is certified by Texas, NOAH (National Organization of Alternative Housing), Bildsworth International, or both.

Residents are allowed to erect a fence up to 36 inches tall on their property. A city permit is necessary for fencing. 

Residents are allowed to build a deck on their lot. But before installation, the village administration must approve fencing and decking. 

Carports are prohibited. However, the available space allows storage structures close to the back parking lot. 

First come, first served until all of the available space is taken. Storage structures can be up to seven feet tall, four feet deep, and six feet wide. The storage facility's front must be painted to match the resident's home.

Due to the village's central location within the city, its residents may easily access all other municipal benefits.

Amenities

All necessary utilities are permitted at Lake Dallas, including: 

  • The center courtyard
  • Rear yard
  • Communal garden
  • Central garbage can
  • A library
  • Children's parks
  • Tennis courts and ball fields
  • Restaurants
  • An old-time hardware store 
  • Schools and churches

8. Waters Edge Tiny Homes

You'll be amazed by the beauty of Waters Edge Tiny Homes, a resort-style community that stands out. It is a unique community created by some talented Texans, specifically for Texans. 

This modest residential area is surrounded by Lake Conroe, one of Texas' most exquisite natural reservoirs. 

You may enjoy some time in the great outdoors. Additionally, there are numerous opportunities to go fishing, play miniature golf, splash around, etc., at Waters Edge.

Although the neighborhood has tiny homes, you shouldn't be concerned about becoming stuck in one. Their talented designers have carefully used every square inch to provide a pleasant living.

You can also select the ideal house from their plans, which come in various sizes and designs.

Amenities

Some of the amenities they provide include: 

  • Free Parking
  • A boat launch
  • Public showers
  • A private guarded entrance

 They have plans to build more facilities soon.

9. Majestic Hills Tiny Homes

Majestic Hills is a tiny home community situated a few minutes from Lake Conroe, The Woodlands, and Houston. It offers a variety of amenities that any homeowner would love.

The tiny community has more than ten different types of tiny homes. Even though each home has a different design and interior, they are all 399 square feet.

Each home has its own parking area, which also includes visitor parking. 

This small home community's setting is great for calm living overall. So, it is appropriate for those who require a touch of nature and a stress-free environment.

Amenities

You will enjoy the following amenities: 

  • Dog park
  • Community center
  • Workout area
  • Theater
  • Internet

10. By The Creek Community

Peace is necessary for a healthy life. The Creek Community is specifically focusing on this issue. The authority is dedicated to offering a quiet neighborhood and a private living facility. 

The community is in Weatherford, Texas. It is situated on a private drive 2 miles south of I-20 down Bethel Rd. 

A creek runs through this 13-acre property and is bordered by cattle ranches. It is the ideal location for peaceful country living because of its closer proximity to major restaurants and shopping, such as Target and Walmart. 

You have the option to set up and enjoy picnics with friends and family in the two available gazebos on the property. Additional facilities include a sizable dog park and free laundry. 

By The Creek offers a variety of tiny houses in various designs and sizes. For a quiet lifestyle, you can pick and rent any of them.

Additionally, they provide lots for building your own tiny house or park model. The locations and sizes of the lots vary. There is space on each lot for a tiny yard. 

Your water, trash, and sewage bills are included in the amount you pay for the lot.  

The facility is dedicated to fostering and preserving a tranquil environment and neighborhood.

Amenities

They have the following facilities: 

  • Two gazebo-style communal gathering spaces
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Fenced dog park

11. Crosswinds RV and Tiny Home Community

Crosswinds RV and Tiny Home Community is a privately owned gated community dedicated to active individuals 55 years and older. This community, west of Fort Worth, Texas, includes 50 RV spots and 12 park model spaces.  

They currently charge $60 per day, $200 per week, and $500 per month (including energy), depending on 1-2 tenants per property. If there will be a third occupant, there is an extra charge.

Amenities

Here are some of the amenities they provide: 

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Electric hook-ups 
  • Laundry facility

You may also like: 7 Places to Park Your Tiny Home in Texas Safely (2023 Update)

12. Bluebonnet Community

In the sleepy Texas town of Cedar Creek, there is a stunning tiny home (park-model RV) and RV community-Bluebonnet community. This tiny house community offers storage units, local nature areas, and quick access to nearby towns. 

It is conveniently situated close to Bastrop and Austin. It is separated into RVs for brief visits and tiny residences for extended stays.

Although it feels remote, Cedar Creek High School is only a 4-minute drive away, and Peggy's, the local tavern with monthly karaoke, is only a short walk away. 

If you want to reserve an RV spot, the daily charge is $70, the weekly rate is $300, and the monthly rate is $595. The monthly cost for tiny dwellings is $695.

Amenities

The amenities they provide include: 

  • Water
  • Sewage
  • Spectrum internet
  • TV
  • Electricity 

13. Tiny Town Texas

Tiny Town Texas is a tiny house community that is still under construction. According to Tiny Town Texas, a true wellness community provides practically everything one could want. A desire to fit in and to offer something valuable that advances society drives them. 

You experience "holistic wholeness" or a condition of "whole-hearted thriving" when all four pillars of your wellness are in place: your physical, financial, personal, and environmental well-being.

The views from this property are breathtaking, and we eagerly anticipate the finished product.

Takeaway: Find your tiny home community in Texas today!

The popularity of tiny home and tiny house communities in Texas is rising. Living in that enormous state with its diverse landscape is truly an unforgettable experience. 

Texas has what you are looking for, whether it is a change of scenery, a sense of community, or for any other reason. 

Start your journey in one of these quaint communities as you take the next step toward realizing your dream of owning a tiny home. And don't forget to contact a moving company early on to prep - since you'll only keep minimal belongings, they'll likely be items you really love, and you'll want to make sure they're moved carefully.

Want to know more about the laws governing tiny home living in Texas? Read: Texas’ Tiny Home Rules and Regulations.

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