Looking for a community with stationary tiny homes (and 1 tiny house on wheels) available for rent or for sale right now? Look no further!

Our community is home to more than forty people, where folks have come together to live in harmony with the environment while sharing a message of ecological sustainability. Here you’ll find nature, deep connections with others, kombucha for your soul, and more than a dozen tiny houses. Right now, five homes that fit the definition of a tiny house are for sale in our ecovillage—check them out below!

Please note that these homes are available for sale and may be available to rent if you move to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. In order to buy one of the stationary tiny homes, you must be a member of our ecovillage. Explore whether Dancing Rabbit is a fit for you by attending our visitor program, and learn more about becoming a member below.

250 sq ft Straw Bale House with Earthen Plaster

Price: $32,500
Construction: straw bale and earthen plaster
Name of House: “Morel”

Morel is an excellent tiny house for a single person or couple wishing to live a self-reliant and ecologically sustainable lifestyle. The house has a spacious, studio-style living area finished in yellow plaster and natural wood tones. A substantial greenhouse is attached to the south-facing wall, and is adorned with gorgeous stained glass windows depicting flowers, which means rays of blue light dance on the walls on sunny mornings.

You’ll have a complete kitchen, with running water from a 700-gallon cistern that feeds both a hammered copper sink and a high-tech Berkey water filter. A snazzy refrigerator and chest freezer set, propane princess stove, and plenty of dry storage space completes the ensemble. The current sleeping arrangement is a nifty space-saving loft bed with a composting toilet underneath.

Winter heating is easily accomplished with a Jotul cast-iron stove rated for an 800-square-foot space, along with the help of the adjoining greenhouse – by opening interior windows, air warmed by the sun spills into the home, which cuts down drastically on cold season fuel costs. In the summer, you’ll have cross ventilation assisted by an electric ceiling fan and air conditioner.

Shower facilities are available in the nearby community building shared with many villagers just a short walk away. (This allows everyone to access higher-level amenities without each homeowner having to invest in separate infrastructure, which lowers construct costs as well as unnecessary use of materials. It also helps a great deal in avoiding mold growth.)

Just out your backdoor is a beautiful garden area complete with sturdy fences and raised beds. Previous residents of the home have enjoyed watching baby bunnies play in the grass right outside the door.

Want to see this tiny house? Click here to schedule a visit and see if this is right for you.

 

448 sq ft Tiny House with Reclaimed Lumber

Price: $47,000
Construction: traditional stick-frame
Name of House “Bluestem”

Originally designed to serve as a kitchen space for a dining co-op, Bluestem has been converted into a sizable dwelling for a couple or small family. It was constructed with conventional methods, using mostly recycled materials and locally-milled hardwoods.

Tons of storage space is available in the kitchen, along with a propane-powered oven/range combination, a sink with running water fed by a cistern, and a refrigerator/freezer combo unit. A ceramic filtration system offers triple-filtered drinking water as well.

A large cast-iron stove in the center of the building keeps the structure so warm in winter that you may need to crack open one of your three doors to even out the temperature. (When winter temperatures can get down to -14 degrees, this is definitely a problem you WANT to have.) In the summer, you might use the window unit air conditioner, and there is ample cross ventilation.

In one corner is a small, private bathroom area designed to house a composting toilet. You will have your own humanure deposit site on the property, allowing for easy access to finished, mature compost to spread in your adjacent garden, which has complete fencing, raised beds, and some mature perennials.

Want to see this tiny house? Click here to schedule a visit and see if this is right for you.

 

134 sq ft Super Tiny House on Wheels

Price: $16,000
Construction: on wheels with traditional stick-frame
Name of House: “The Bearmobile”

If your dream is to live in a tiny house on the open road, but you want to have the interior your own way, AND you want to cut down on your personal carbon footprint, then the Bearmobile could be perfect for you. (Right now, the building is being used as an office, and has a temporary deck outside the front door, with an arbor over it where the builder plans to grow beautiful vines.)

Eco-builder Anthony “Bear” Barrett designed this little home on wheels to be entirely customizable on the inside. He constructed it with high ceilings, for a sense of spaciousness and to allow room for an optional storage loft. The structure is comprised mostly of reclaimed and recycled materials, with high-quality windows and door for optimal energy efficiency. (Don’t worry; we talked him out of the bright orange trim.)

Bear took great pains to ensure that this trailer home would meet roadworthy standards across the country, so you can rest easy on that score. You may wonder why the selling price is so low, and it’s because Bear left the interior mostly unfinished, to allow the new owner to customize it to their own tastes and wishes. Bear is willing to do that work if desired, and has some excellent ideas about how the space could be designed for maximal comfort and efficiency.

Want to live in this tiny house? You do not need to live at Dancing Rabbit if you wish to buy this tiny house on wheels and move it somewhere else! However, if you are interested in living at Dancing Rabbit anyway, click here to learn how you can visit our ecovillage and see if moving here is the right choice for you.

450 sq ft Straw Bale Timber Frame House

Price: $75,000
Construction: timber frame and straw bale
Name of House: “Strawtron”

This house is a woodworker’s delight, with all-wood timber framing and joinery, hardwood floors, custom-built doors and much more. The building is constructed on piers and has two stories. A comfortable enclosed porch welcomes you in, and inside a spiral staircase climbs to the bedroom with a gabled ceiling and doorway leading to a beautiful balcony overlooking woodlands and cattle pastures to the west.

It has a living roof, leading at least one ecovillage member to nickname the house the Chia Pet. (You’ll understand why in summer, when scads of wildflowers transition from vibrant green to a shock of numerous colors that change as the year goes on.) The house is insulated with straw bales sheathed in earthen plaster.

The southern exposure of the house is mostly windows, which allow solar energy to warm the house in winter, with eaves positioned to shade the windows in summer, keeping the home comfortable year-round. You’ll also have a beefy cast-iron stove for those cold winter nights. The home was designed to allow for the addition of a greenhouse on the south face of the building as well.

Everything is designed for convenience – there is plenty of counter space and shelves for storage beside the electric range/oven combo and refrigerator. The home is wired for electricity throughout, so you can easily turn the downstairs space into a comfortable family room, and the upstairs bedroom is large enough to accommodate an office. Community facilities provide a place to shower, and a composting toilet will serve all of your other “business” needs.

Outside, you’ll have some space to garden while you’re waiting for a homemade pizza to finish baking in the old-fashioned wood-fired earthen kiva oven. Many Rabbits and previous visitors can attest from experience how much fun it is to have a pizza party in the back garden.

Want to see this tiny house? Click here to schedule a visit and see if this is right for you.

 

420 sq ft Tiny House with Reclaimed Lumber

Price: $28,000
Construction: traditional stick-frame, on concrete piers
Name of House: “Larkspur”

This home was built eight years ago by Dancing Rabbit members Tony ‘Bear’ Barrett and his partner Alyssa Martin, initially as a temporary shelter while construction of a larger family home was being planned, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t do a lot to make the house really special. For starters, you’ll have an alternating treat staircase, invented, according to legend, by Thomas Jefferson. A trap door allows those sleeping upstairs to close the bedroom off from the first floor whenever some privacy is needed. There’s also a trap door in one wall, allowing firewood to be easily maneuvered into the house without needing to make multiple trips through the front door and around the house to the wood storage area.

Some favorite features of the house include a massive mural on one exterior wall, which was painted by the hands of almost every community member living in the village at that time. (There’s even a bicycle-riding guardian angel on the grounds of the house: an E.T. figurine dressed as Santa was placed under the floor below what was once the front door, for good luck.)

The current owner of the home has two young girls, who enjoyed having their own bedroom space downstairs, as well as playing on the treads and railing of the staircase like a jungle gym – so this house could be ideal for a small family. She also used the enclosed front porch area as an outdoor kitchen during the warm season, to avoid unwanted heat indoors.

Want to see this tiny house? Click here to schedule a visit and see if this is right for you.


More about Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

If you dream of living in your own tiny house in a community of people who care about the earth and each other, then our ecovillage could be the perfect place for you. Our community is Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and we’ve come together to promote ecological sustainability and share our message with the world.

We generally use far fewer resources than the average American, while enjoying a high quality of life at a low cost of living. We share four vehicles (one of them full electric) among more than fifty people, have access to 240 acres of wildlife-filled woodland and prairie, and many of us share communal facilities including showers, a computer lab, a modern kitchen, and a well-stocked library.

Community events happen throughout the week, like potluck dinners on Tuesdays, women’s circle and song circle on Wednesdays, pizza night at the locally-renowned Milkweed Mercantile on Thursdays, regular games of ultimate Frisbee… and that’s not even mentioning the weekend! We find joy in living in a place where we know all of our neighbors, feel more connected to our food and the seasons, and never have to deal with freeway traffic to get to work.

Does this sound like the perfect lifestyle for you? If so, we’d love to meet you and have you spend some time here through our Sustainable Living Visitor Program.

You might not want to wait to get in touch, because available visitor slots tend to fill up FAST!​ Good luck on your sustainable living journey, and we hope to meet you soon!


More Information on Becoming a Resident or Member

Dancing Rabbit isn’t just a place, it’s a lifestyle. Living here is also a process.

Usually, the first time folks come to DR they’re a visitor in the visitor program or, less frequently, a guest of someone who lives here. We highly recommend that interested potential members participate in the visitor program; it has been thoughtfully designed to answer myriad questions and to enable visitors to interact with almost all current Dancing Rabbit members.

If, after visiting, they decide they like it enough to try living here, they can apply for Residency. During the application process, prospective residents write a “letter of intent” describing, among other things,

  • their reasons for wishing to join Dancing Rabbit
  • what they have to contribute
  • how they intend to meet their (financial, social, spiritual, physical) needs here

We recognize that moving to Dancing Rabbit is often a major life change, and understand that applicants may not have all the answers to the questions (above). The residency period is designed to provide room for exploration, to find what fits and what doesn’t, if Dancing Rabbit is right for the resident, and vice versa. There is an interview by the Membership and Residency Committee (MARC), which, rather than an inquisition, is more of an inquiry and a reality check for both sides. MARC issues a recommendation for or against residency. Members of Dancing Rabbit have two weeks to comment on MARC’s recommendation before the decision becomes final.

When approved, the new resident then signs a residency agreement, which is a document outlining rules for behavior that could affect other people in the village, the project, or property. Residents may rent land, but may not build or hold warren leases – most tent or rent a room/space/house. Residents live here at Dancing Rabbit as members live: they are expected to participate in work rotations, utilize the vehicle cooperative instead of driving a personal vehicle, and are encouraged to serve on committees. They pay fees for living here and any co-op bills they incur through use. The main difference between members and residents is that residents cannot block consensus on member decisions.

After six months of residency, residents become eligible for membership and can apply to be a member. Ideally, during the residency period, a person has taken the opportunity to get to know as many Dancing Rabbit members as possible; to work, play, and possibly even disagree and resolve conflict. The more realistic the residency experience the easier the decision-making becomes.

The Membership selection process involves a residency review during which each applicant evaluates themselves as a match for Dancing Rabbit, and Members evaluate them, too. There is an interview, and then the Membership and Residency Committee (MARC) issues a recommendation for or against membership. While this sounds scary, MARC and the Dancing Rabbit community in general work hard to keep the process kind and compassionate; usually there are no surprises. Members of Dancing Rabbit have two weeks to comment on MARC’s recommendation before the decision becomes final. The new members then sign a membership agreement, in which they agree to abide by the covenants and keep the sustainability guidelines in mind.

If living at Dancing Rabbit interests you, click here to check out our visitor program!