QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

WHERE IS THE COMMUNITY?

  • There are 2 Tiny Home community sites, with more to come! The main sites right now are called "Echo NORTH" and "Echo WEST". Both locations are approximately 30-40 minutes North of San Diego Airport. .
  • The exact locations are kept amongst residents only for now to respect privacy. Once the Community center infrastructure is completed in late 2017 part of the community will be opened to the public for workshops, tours, and events. 

CAN THE COMMUNITY BE TOURED?

  •  If you have filled out the Residency Application, once approved: you will be invited to the New Members Consultation/Tour.

WHAT IS THE SITE SET-UP LIKE?

*Each Property has 3-4+ acres of organic land shared amongst residents. Each have diverse topography, including many native and endangered plant and animal species. Both properties are nestled between gorgeous valleys alongside a lovely creek that flows year-round.

*Each Tiny Homesite is provided: semi off-grid utility hookups (water, electric/propane), personal gardening space/composting area, optional housing for small animal (chickens/dog,etc) options to build front and rear porch areas, along with awnings and privacy trellis.

*Common area storage is also available. 

A Central Community Center will be constructed Fall 2017. There will be additional parking sites equipped with solar charge stations for electric vehicles. 

Our communities host a maximum 4 Tiny Homes per acre. We aim to stay far away from condensed mobile home park arrangements and give our residents as much space as possible.

HOW MUCH IS RENT?

  • Echo Owners- pay nothing for rent! The dream is to buy a Tiny Home and not worry about bills any longer, so we've designed a community structure to make that happen! Instead of rent, there is a monthly impact fee that can be deducted through participation on the farm.
  • Echo Renters- can expect to pay market rent prices of the surrounding area while getting to live in a unique Tiny Home-exclusive-Community. *There are work options available to lower rent costs & we also offer a Tiny Home Ownership Program, set up to ensure all the members of ETHC have a sustainable future!

WHAT IF I DONT WANT TO LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY?

  • ETHC has created some wonderful opportunities for sustainable investments. Interested parties will have to fill out the "Investment Partner Application"  You can learn more about this by filling out our Contact Form on our homepage.

WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO MOVE IN?

  • As soon as your Tiny Home is built!  Applicants will be given priority based on their placement within the “build-schedule”. Once your Application is approved, you will be placed on the New Build List. The design and construction process will be handled through our Tiny Home Builder, The Zen Cottages.