WeeCasa Tiny House Resorts in Lyons, Colorado With 22 Homes

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In 2013, a flood devastated the city of Lyon, including the city’s mobile park. The homes were left underwater and unsalvageable, Kenyon Waugh, CEO and part owner of WeeCasa Tiny House Resorts, told Insider.

Flood damage between Lyons, Colorado, and Pinewood Springs, Colorado in 2013.

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In the aftermath, the owner looked for new ways to use the land. Waugh, who lived in Lyon, said he bought the property and joined in the brainstorming.

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Kenyon Waugh in front of a row of tiny houses at WeeCasa Tiny House Resorts.

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Waugh, the owner, and a handful of other partners pitched ideas for the 10-acre lot. The first idea was to turn part of the land into a wedding venue, which is what half the land is used for today.

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Part of the wedding venue on the Lyons property.

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The second idea came from Waugh. He suggested turning the land into a small village for travellers, he said.

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A row of small houses at the station.

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And that’s what they did. In 2015, Waugh and his partners opened WeeCasa Tiny House Resorts with 10 tiny houses on wheels. “We didn’t know if anyone would come,” Waugh said.

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The small houses form a large loop on the property.

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But travelers came along, Waugh said, and after a successful first season, WeeCasa added seven more Tiny Homes. Today, WeeCasa has 22 tiny homes that can be rented from $149 a night.

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WeeCasa has gone from 10 mini-houses to 22.

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Each house has its own design and layout. “They’re all different and that’s the good thing about them,” Waugh said, adding that the homes WeeCasa bought cost around $100,000 each. Here is a glimpse of the interior of the complex.

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The Gnome House at WeeCasa Tiny House Resorts.

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A rusty sign sits by the side of the road, welcoming visitors to the small vacation home and wedding venue.

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The WeeCasa Tiny House Resorts entrance sign.

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At the front of the property is a red house that serves as WeeCasa’s office. Here, guests check into the resort and receive a set of keys to their tiny house.

The check-in counter is located in the red building of WeeCasa Tiny House Resorts.

The check-in counter is located in the red building of WeeCasa Tiny House Resorts.

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From there, customers can drive to their little homes. The village is a big loop and each little house is numbered.

Each small house is numbered in the complex.

Each small house is numbered in the complex.

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As guests explore the village, they will spot tiny houses with porches and some without. They may notice a small house with bumps while another has large windows. No house in the village is alike.

A row of small houses at WeeCasa.

A row of small houses at WeeCasa.

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Some are bigger than others, Waugh said, adding that “people want the biggest little house you can get.” The Sequoia is one of WeeCasa’s largest tiny homes at 400 square feet. It starts at $229 a night and sleeps six.

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The largest tiny house on the WeeCasa property.

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Inside the Sequoia is a cozy little house filled with wood. The main floor features a full-size kitchen, propane fireplace, and living room with a sleeper sofa. Upstairs there is a loft with a queen bed and two twin beds.

The loft of The Sequoia small house.

The loft of The Sequoia small house.

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Apart from the tiny houses, the main attraction of WeeCasa is the exterior. The property has communal fire pits, picnic tables and outdoor games.

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Guests can access fire pits and picnic tables throughout the property.

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