3 small (but stylish!) homes on 10 acres listed for $650,000
A rural respite awaits, less than two hours from the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, in Ranger, Texas.
Three tiny homes sit on a 10-acre lot, part of a much larger ranch community known as Big Bear by Legends Texas – a gated enclave of more than 3,000 acres.
All three residences and land are available for $650,000.
“The sellers wanted an old farmhouse and partnered with Nomad Tiny Homes, which had been featured on HGTV,” explains the listing agent. Colin RobertsWith Compass RE Texas, LLC. “These are really luxurious, luxurious little homes. You can go out and meet friends and family on the weekends.
Two of the homes are 238 square feet. The third is 170 square meters. These custom residences were placed on the property in 2022, with all finishing touches completed last summer.
Small residences are fully furnished. Each larger unit has two queen beds upstairs, a stacked washer and dryer, oven, double stove, and refrigerator. Meanwhile, the smaller house has a large loft bed, washer and dryer, stove, refrigerator and microwave with an oven-like function, Roberts says.
Each unit has a bathroom, square footage does not include lofts.
“You walk up the stairs, and there’s only a big bed where you can lie down,” Roberts says, adding that you can’t stand in those areas. “You’ll be spending most of your time huddled up, not in bed, so when you’re crawling in there, those spaces are more cramped.”
Large windows throughout help create a feeling of openness.
“I think (the houses) look bigger than they are,” Roberts says. “It’s very tall, because it’s two stories, and they kept it open.”
However, there is plenty of room to spread over a huge area.
Although the homes are close enough together for group activities, they are also decently spaced out.
“There’s a lot of brush and trees and things like that to make it special,” Roberts says. “Every window faces outward, looking at different angles of the mountain. If you’re staying there, you have your own privacy; but you can walk 60 to 75 feet and then come together around the fire pit and enjoy time together.”
A multi-generational family is selling the property after their plans changed.
The owners originally wanted a weekend getaway that they could offer as a short-term rental on Airbnb when they weren’t using the place. They hoped it would become an “income-generating family farm,” Roberts says, adding that some family members moved out of state instead.
“It’s unfortunate that a really good idea wasn’t implemented the way they wanted it to be,” he says.
So who’s going to swoop in and snatch up these tiny homes and nicely sized spaces?
The ideal buyer is “someone who works long hours and just needs time away — an overworked person who needs an escape and will drive an hour and a half, put the devices down, and have face-to-face conversations with family,” says Roberts, “without the distractions of technology, and having fun.” Just with creativity.”
He points out that a new public park is coming soon, and that the homes have easy access to the freeway — perks that would appeal to a buyer who likes the possibility of renting the property.
“Ten minutes down Interstate 20, and you’ll arrive at a luxury, turn-key mini-home farm,” says Roberts. “I think it could be a lucrative investment opportunity as well.”