May 29, 2019
These days, older adults have somewhat limited options when it comes to assisted housing – and those options tend to come with a high cost and limited mobility. This issue prompted Eagle Ridge Buildings, developer of tiny houses, to come up with another option – that of senior pods.
Senior pods are a cluster of tiny houses that make up a single community, which enable like-minded individuals to live in the same area, and to share activities. Furthermore, the communities allow residents to share responsibilities as they age.
“We build a range of tiny houses on foundations, which are up to code,” said Eagle Ridge Buildings owner Paul Malham. “Our price point means that the residents can purchase the home and land for a fraction of cost of traditional senior options. That investment means that relatives of the homeowners will receive a benefit from the increase in the value of the unit.”
The pods offer more than a dozen housing plans, meaning each resident can select and customize his or her home. Eagle Ridge also offers consultation on land planning, and advice on accessing utilities, leading to a turnkey process. The goal of such communities is to address, cost and family units.
At this time, there is no specific construction date for these senior pods. However, Ellijay, GA-headquartered Eagle Ridge Buildings indicated that the concept has started to attract attention from individuals and investors.
Pictured: Eagle Ridge’s “Cascade” Home
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