Green Bridge Farm - Latest Blog Comments en-us Sustainable Communities - kathybrunt <p>We were happy to have you out. We have out Pick and Pay on Saturday mornings <a href=""></a> Maybe you could help with that? Give me a call tomorrow and we will talk about it. Remember to text me your contact info. Later</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:24:02 -0400 /blog/entry/3866539/sustainable-communities#comment4343726 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>Ok Beth that sounds good. Give me a call at 912-667-1118 when you want to come out. We are about a half hours drive from Savannah.</p> Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:37:27 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4323426 Lot Price - Beth <p>Great- thank you for the info. I'm 51, looking to downsize from a small 1344 Sq ft. only because of financial reasons. Looking for inexpensive solution to finish life, since I've not been able to make the bucu bucks my contemporaries have. THOW looked like a cheaper way, though I may not be too mobile. But I like the idea of being able to take my home with me if in 10-15 years I need to move closer to caretakers. I will look at Katrina house and I will call you before I head out. Thanks </p> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:39:53 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4323092 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>I like the idea of alternative dwellings. I'm actually registered and recorded as an experimental subdivision . I think THOWs make sense if you don't want to buy land and settle down in any particular place. I see them as tentative and provisional. Maybe transitory is what I'm getting at? If you aren't sure of where you want to live but want a place of your own. If you own land and like living there they by all means set down roots and build on the ground. I think the people here see tiny house living as a step in the right direction but not the ultimate goal. Instead of putting two tiny houses together what not build one bigger cottage? Anytime you want to visit just let me know. I'm almost always here. BTW I would love to see someone build a Katrina cottage here. Just go to Lowes website and type in Katrina and you will see their plans. I also have small house plans here on this website.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:57:07 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4323080 Lot Price - Beth <p>Thank you Michael, for that explanation. The web site that sent me to you should update their info then. It was called </p> <p>And I would actually prefer more space, and trying to design my tiny home expanded into two homes on wheels, side by side, with one being master. Dig trot between them both. Mainly cause I've been watching you tube videos and getting ideas. But if I took that same footprint of what I've designed, it would be more like 500-600 sq. ft, which is preferable. I've only been thinking differently cause of finances and our weird country feeling tenuous. Thinking about not only organic farming but happy laying hens and goats for making goat cheese. Somethings changing inside of me with this new year and new country.</p> <p>Anyway, I would like to visit wirh a few questions. Maybe I should think about stick build. Just lot price bows my budget a bit. Still pondering. Are you going to the tiny house festival in Eatonton Ga March 3-5, 2017? Let me know when you are free to meet and show me around. Only when it's convenient for you since I'm just at the start of research, and don't know how serious I am yet. So may ducks to get in a row first BeFor I can make a move. Thanks, Beth</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:53:42 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4322956 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>I need to proofread my posts. I meant &quot; lot&quot; not &quot; log&quot;. Tiny Houses don't meet the criteria for permanent housing. They are too small. They are registered as Recreational vehicles. I believe Tiny houses on wheels( THOWs) are a good starting part to live in in an RV park or rental space like I have here but I wouldn't want to be confined to 200 sq. ft. Forever. I have two Colorado Yurts out here that are 24 feet wide that are about 450 sq. ft. If you have land why not build on a foundation? Here in Effingham you can legally live in a house as small as 520 sq. ft. In Chatham it's 1000 sq. ft. A 500 o 600 sq. is still very tiny by housing standards and you could live here or elsewhere in Effingham legally for as long as you like. If you just like the idea of living in a really confining space you could buy a lot and ask for a variance from the county to get your certificate of occupancy from a Effingham county. I have been in dialogue with the county to get a blanket variance for the whole project but thy want me to do it individually. </p> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:17:36 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4322809 Lot Price - Beth <p>I was under the impression that this was already to go for tiny house living Untill I read this last bit on prev. Post.</p> <p> &quot;Like anywhere you would have to get a variance( permission) to live permanently on a log in your tiny house. I could help you appeal the ordinance against permanent living in an RV/ Tiny House.&quot;</p> <p>So does this mean it's not approved for tiny homes after all and each person has to ask special permission to do it?</p> <p>Thanks, Beth in Savannah, also interested in Beauford info!</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:08:29 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4322668 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>I'm sorry but I just rented out my last RV hookup. There is a new 30 acre tiny house community being built near here in Beaufort South Carolina. I just found out about it yesterday. When I find out about it I will share that info here. </p> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:16:13 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4321301 Pick and Pay - Michael Maddox <p>Kimberly do you live in the area? I am always looking for people willing to weed. If you weed for two hours you get a bushel of veggies free!</p> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:13:12 -0500 /blog/entry/3858491/pick-and-pay#comment4321300 Lot Price - Janice Hayes <p>we are interested in buying land for our tiny home. we are currently in an rv park. we would not need a large acre+ of land, just a small piece of land. Doyou have any acreage where you have several tiny homes that could be rent to own . we would sign a long term agreement. Thank you for your time. </p> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:59:07 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4321199 Pick and Pay - Kimberly <p>The Pick and Pay , does this have any work opportunities available? <br />I am open to any all feedback </p> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:24:37 -0500 /blog/entry/3858491/pick-and-pay#comment4321030 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>Check out Tiny House Atlanta.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:49:26 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4319807 Lot Price - Dawn Eisert <p>Do u have any information on tiny houses near atlanta</p> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:05:00 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4319650 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>We are just outside of Savannah. We have 6 lots left. You can see the project map in my photos. Lots 1, 4,6, and 10 are taken and lots 2 and 3 are under contract. Lots 5,7,8,and 9 are free of contract and ready to purchase. If you wanted to stay overnight you could stay in our guest yurt and there are motels near by for extended stays. . The community is mostly conventionally sized House but on the small side 1000-1200 sq. Ft. We have two yurts , a tiny house, and another tiny house coming but that is in the RV site rental area. Like anywhere you would have to get a variance( permission) to live permanently on a log in your tiny house. I could help you appeal the ordinance against permanent living in an RV/ Tiny House.</p> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:49:38 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4319595 Lot Price - Suzanne <p>How far are you from downtown Atlanta? Would live to come visit. Looking for a tiny house community to call home. What lots are left? Is there a map of the property? Any place to stay nearby?</p> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:07:11 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4319517 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>You could have a mother in law suite or workshop. The lots are single occupancy but there are some creative ways to get past some restrictions</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:34:29 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4318662 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>You would have to dig your own well and put in a septic . That would be about $8000.00 total. All I'm asking at this point is that you build as energy efficiently as you can afford. Geothermal <br />HVAC costs more up front but it saves you a ton of money in the long run.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:31:34 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4318661 Lot Price - Andrea <p>Hi Michael, </p> <p>Of the lots left at $40k, does that include septic and well or is that additional? Do you have covenants and restrictions for structures? Is only one structure allowable on each lot?</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:40:25 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4318476 Lot Price - Michael Maddox <p>Jules, right now I have 6 lots for sale but have a contract on two lots. The going rate around here is 30k an acre. My lots are about 1.5 -2.5 acres and heavily wooded and sell for for 40k to 60k. We don't have municipal water or sewage so each lot will have its own well and septic. Septic systems are the ultimate recycling device! The well and septic together will cost about 8k but you won't have to pay for water or sewage after installing a well and septic. The water is really good here too. We are in a rural area but we are only 25 miles from Savannah , Ga. and about 40 miles from the Tybee Island on the Atlantic Ocean. There are also two major rivers 10 miles from here. The Ogeechee and the Savannah rivers. If you like the water this is an ideal place. We also have a little fish pond here. I hope that answered your questions. You can call me at 912-667-1118 to talk further or email me at <a href=""></a>. We hope to hear from you!</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:06:36 -0500 /blog/entry/4020227/lot-price#comment4317377 Welcome To My Website - Michael Maddox <p>Funny, I'm 61 and retired and have a gardening past too. I don't mention it much on this site but the land the community and farm are on was a land grant to my Irish family in 1798. The governor gave us two hundred acres. I'm not the first farmer on this property ! I worked for the City of Savannah for 25 years and took early retirement at 57. Since then I've really extended the gardens . I started gardening and working on the project about 25 years ago and moved out here 15 years ago. As I tell people &quot; I've already done the heavy lifting all you have to do is build a house&quot;. I designed and built my house that my wife and I live in , in 2002. I wanted a house that looked like my grandparents circa 1866 house that is still standing on the property and being occupied by my sister and her husband. Her son, my nephew , lives here too. I'll send you my email and my phone number and we can schedule a visit for you. Thanks for your interest in our project. </p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:55:03 -0500 /blog/entry/29993/welcome-to-my-website#comment4317371