On the first Wednesday of each month, Lightning 100’s environmentally focused Team Green Adventures group hosts a free, green-minded Engage Green workshop, focused on a mix of sustainability stuff. One month you’ll tour the Vanderbilt University campus and learn about their sustainability efforts, another, you’ll meet with concrete experts to learn about nature-friendly building options.
The next one, coming up on July 6, caught our eyes, since it focuses on the Tiny House movement, which is catching on more and more in Nashville, particularly in East Nashville. If you drive down McGavock Pike in Inglewood, you’ll swing past New Frontier Tiny Homes’ charming model homes on display… then there’s also the super cute (and rentable) Nashville Tiny House, and quite a few others tucked into the neighborhood.
This particular Engage Green workshop, Engage Green: Tiny Home, Big Impact!, will be near Germantown at the (also super cute and also rentable) Music City Tiny House. The owners will be sharing experiences and info about living in cozy confines, and how the Tiny House movement fits into the larger discussion of sustainable building. You’ll also get to tour the house and pick their brains, so if this is a growing interest, it’ll be well worth the cost of admission.
The workshop — held in partnership with East Nashville-based sustainability education organization Urban Green Lab — kicks off at 6 p.m., and all you’ll need to do is RSVP (once you get your name in the mix, the address will be sent to you).
We know full-on Tiny Houses aren’t for everyone — and we don’t have much in the way of listings to point toward, since the MLS isn’t exactly flush with them (aside of a few unfinished ones, like this one out in Mount Pleasant or this one in Linden). But if you’re drawn toward something cozy in the Nashville area — whether it’s because you prefer to minimize, or because smaller homes generally come with smaller price tags — there are some good single-family-home options on the market now.
Here are a few we found in the listings:
This 2-bed, 1-bath, 848-square-foot historic home in East Nashville’s Eastwood Neighbors is a doll house if we’ve ever seen one. That curb appeal is killer, and it’s just as sweet inside.
This Shelby Village street has been the center of speedy growth (we listed some stunning new properties there not too long ago). Cute mid-century cottages like this one hit the market from time to time, and usually don’t last long. The sellers made the most of its 630 square feet, with some nice design touches, like a reclaimed wood statement wall and a pretty kitchen backsplash.
Woodbine is growing fast, so prices are rising quickly, and getting in under $200K is getting more challenging. A cute and cozy mid-century cottage like this one makes it possible. With 875 square feet of living space, including 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, the home is updated and well-appointed, and has a nice, big yard, too.
Any of these small but mighty homes catching your eye? Let us know if we can help you get settled into the cozy confines you’re envisioning!