Wait list for Tiny Homes

Love a tiny home to call your own? You’re not alone.
The demand for four small homes brought in by the Flandreau Santee Sioux this past week and placed on tribal land just north of the new assisted living facility is big — more than anyone might have anticipated, actually. There are more than 50 names on the waitlist for only four homes at this point. There is space for several more tiny homes in the development but no formal plans have been made to bring more in at this particular time.
The homes are only 840 square feet, that includes a beautiful front porch on each.
Spokesperson David Kills A Hundred said that the tribe initiated the Tiny Homes project to help mitigate the housing shortage for its tribal members. The original concept for them was to be used as short-term emergency housing, however that has since changed.  
As of right now, the tiny homes will be available to rent for tribal members only.  
Originally slated to begin in 2020, the project was delayed due to supply chain issues brought upon by the Covid-19 pandemic. The project finally moved forward in spring of 2022 with surveying being done by Banner Associates.
The foundations were poured in recent weeks by Allen Construction while the homes themselves were constructed by Dynamic Homes, a subsidiary of the Ho Chunk Tribe of Nebraska. FSST has worked with Dynamic Homes in the past on the 4-plex apartment buildings along Inkpa Duta Drive.
The company, a spokesperson for the company on-site the morning of the move this past week said, builds everything from apartment buildings to homes of all sizes, even hotels. But the demand, he said, for tiny homes is growing.
“We built several within the reservation there (Winnebago area of Nebraska), it’s kind of what we floor-planned this off of, the concept. We really promote the single box, like this one, it’s an easy set up and doesn’t require a lot of on-site work.”
Finishing work is currently being done on the homes with no move-in dates set yet for those that will be selected for leasing. Each home features a crawl space underneath, a front porch that opens to a small living area, kitchen with an island, a large bathroom and two bedrooms.


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