Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in Simple Life’s tiny house communities. To preview some of our most frequently asked questions, please browse below.
We encourage you to call Simple Life Guest Services at (904) 404 - 5114 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to questions about your unique situation.
The Village at Flat Rock, NC, which includes The Grove, Creekside, South Orchard, The Highlands, and Highlands Expansion neighborhoods, is located at 24 Empire Lane Flat Rock, NC 28731.
The Hamlet at Flat Rock, NC, is located across the street from The Village. A unique address for this community will be available in August 2019 on Stay Awhile Lane in Flat Rock, NC.
Simple Life’s Central Florida community is in the early stages of development in Wildwood Florida, near The Villages, north of County Road 466 about a half mile west of US 301.
Location information for Simple Life’s Southwest Florida community is projected to become available in early 2020.
Flat Rock, NC is easily accessed via Route 26, only a 15-minute drive from the convenient Asheville airport and about 45 minutes from Greenville Spartanburg Airport.
Driving directions to Simple Life’s Flat Rock communities from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Exit the airport and turn left onto NC-280. Merge onto Interstate 26 East/US-71 East toward Hendersonville. Travel 12 miles to exit 53 for Upward Road in Flat Rock. Travel less than a mile and turn left on Orchard Rd. The entrance to The Meadows appears first, on your left, and shortly after you will see the entrance to The Village, on your left, and The Hamlet, on your right.
Driving directions to Simple Life’s Flat Rock communities from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
Follow Aviation Parkway to Interstate 85 North. Merge onto Interstate 85 North and travel 12 miles. Keep left at the fork to stay on Interstate 85 North. Travel 1.4 miles. Use the right two lanes to take exit 70 and merge onto Interstate 26 West toward Asheville. Travel 36 miles to exit 53 for Upward Road in Flat Rock. Turn right onto Upward Road. Travel less than a mile and turn left on Orchard Rd. The entrance to The Meadows appears first, on your left, and shortly after you will see the entrance to The Village, on your left, and The Hamlet, on your right.
The Sales Preview Center for The Village, The Hamlet, and The Meadows is located at The Village at 24 Empire Lane Flat Rock, NC 28731. It is open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM. We always welcome visitors, however, we encourage you to make an appointment so that we may show you the attention you deserve. To confirm your visit please call 828.707.0969 or email email@example.com.
When entering The Village, turn right towards the south entry gate. Use the keypad to dial the Sales Preview Center for access.
Simple Life’s Central FL and Southwest FL communities are not yet available to tour, however, we look forward to welcoming visitors in October 2019.
Call (352) 561 – 8114 for more information or click to join Simple Life’s Florida newsletter and receive exciting updates and developments! As a member of our email community, you will also receive an early invitation to our VIP presale event, tentatively scheduled for October 2019.
Simple Life’s tiny homes and cottages range in price from $65,000 to the low $120s.
Our tiny homes come complete with all major appliances*, heat and AC, electric, plumbing, and sewer. Also included in the cost of the home is a developed land site for your new residence with a two-car driveway, landscaping, stairs and landing, and painted cement board skirting.
*Some homes do not include a dishwasher, residents instead opt for extra storage in the kitchen.
The cost to purchase a tiny home has increased due to two factors:
- Quality of build
- Compliance with nationally recognized building codes
Tiny homes are being built to a much higher standard of craftsmanship today than they were five or even two years ago. That means these small homes are suitable for year-round living, easier to finance and insure, and will hold their value over the years.
Additionally, all of the tiny homes in Simple Life’s communities adhere to nationally recognized building codes which provide standards for safety, livability, and legal occupancy.
Both of these developments are fairly new to tiny home manufacturing. They do cause an increase in the cost of purchase, but they provide incredible benefits. They will help create a more sustainable future for the tiny house movement as a whole by making tiny home living safer and more viable for current and new residents.
Simple Life performs extensive research on cottage manufacturers in the areas surrounding our communities. We select preferred builders that stand behind the quality of their homes and the guarantee of their warranties. Because we can work closely with these builders on the process, quality, and delivery we are able to build our development and set-up fees into the purchase price.
Simple Life helps to simplify our residents' lives by combining most monthly expenses into one lump sum. Real estate taxes, municipal water and sewer, basic cable, lawn service, tree care, and road maintenance are all covered by a homesite land lease. The land lease also includes upkeep of community amenities such as a pool, yoga room, fitness room, clubhouse, bocce ball court, dog parks, fishing ponds, outdoor pavilion and grill, walking trails, and green spaces. Simple Life land leases start at $565 per month and there are no additional HOA fees.
Simple Life land leases start at $565 per month based on signing a one-year lease. Simple Life offers leases between one and ten years.
We understand that some people purchase private land for their tiny homes and therefore do not pay a land lease. However, those that want to live in a community will find real value in what Simple Life provides.
Your tiny home experience will be completely turnkey. Your new residence will be located within a private community with a gated entrance, paved roads, and covered mailboxes. Your personal homesite will have a two-car driveway and landscaping. Your home itself will include painted cement board skirting, stairs, and landing and will be connected to tested and working municipal sewer, running water, electricity, basic cable, heating, and air conditioning.
Once moved in, the community covers the costs of real estate taxes, water and sewer, basic cable, road maintenance, snow removal, common area maintenance, tree care, and trash and recycling removal.
We also maintain active lifestyle amenities for the exclusive use of all our residents. Examples of these include a classic swimming pool with pool deck, pavilion with grill, clubhouse, fitness room, yoga room, bocce ball court, dog park, big screen TV for special events, common green spaces, and fishing ponds.
Leasing also allows:
- Use of one-lane, one-way roads
- Slower traffic!
- Community water, sewer, and basic cable
- No more surprise bills. Enjoy peace of mind with one monthly bill for almost all utilities.
- Community managed maintenance and infrastructure
- Upgrades and upkeep are handled internally, fixes happen quickly
- A walkable community
- Promotes interaction with neighbors and nature and maintains a quaint cottage community feel
- Allows views of the beautiful night sky and firefly shows, and saves on energy
- No resident tax bills
- The community pays real estate taxes, you do not
- Private and gated entrance
- Added security and peace of mind
We hope this helps shed some light on our land lease and what is provided in exchange.
Absolutely! Simple Life communities are pet-friendly! We welcome your furry friends. Our dog park is always open for your convenience. In addition, all our streets are one way, making it easy to enjoy a walk on the way to the park with little automobile traffic.
Residents are responsible for disposing of pet waste; we have several pet waste stations around the communities and in the dog parks.
Some homesites allow a fence around a portion of your yard for your dog to enjoy. Keep in mind, if you do fence your yard, the fencing must be approved by Simple Life’s architectural review board before implementation.
Yes! Each Simple Life homesite comes with Simple Life’s base landscaping included in the price. We also offer a few options for upgraded landscaping including gas fire pits, large decks, screened and covered porches, fencing, pergolas, and storage sheds.
Beyond that, we welcome you to landscape your homesite as you’d like. We do provide a list of invasive species that are prohibited. Please note that any major additions to homes or grounds must be approved by Simple Life’s architectural review board before implementation. This includes deck additions, carports, dog fences, and the planting of bushes and trees.
Some Simple Life tiny homes can be customized to include access for wheelchairs including a motorized lift providing transport from the ground to the deck. We invite you to contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Yes, all Simple Life tiny houses are built with increased insulation for comfortable living during the winter and summer months. If you are a seasonal resident, Simple Life can recommend a reputable local service provider to winterize your home for safe keeping while you are away.
Yes! Simple Life can help secure financing for our cottages through third-party lenders. Buyers will meet with our finance manager to assess which lender is best for specific needs.
Buyers may also seek their own financing.
Yes! Simple Life can help secure insurance for your cottage through a third-party insurer.
Thank you for reading our FAQ page. We are passionate about understanding the desires of our current and future residents so that we may help them live the lifestyle they’ve imagined.
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