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Tiny home neighborhood flourishes as short-term rental spot in Laguardo

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 20:04:09-05

LAGUARDO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A tiny home neighborhood in a rural area of Leguardo has become a popular short term rental spot.

Jay Wilfong owns Twig City Farm. He said it's a place where people can unwind.

"It's very cozy and comfortable," said Wilfong. "Like walking to the lake, walking through the woods, chilling out, putting cell phones down."

Wilfong designed the tiny home neighborhood as a way to make money on the side.

"It's a real complicated process, I mean I sit down with a napkin or a sheet of typing paper or something and sketch it out," said Wilfong.

He named his tiny homes, Watertree, Backstage, Wood Shed, Limerence, and Sedona. Tourists from all over the world have visited Twig City Farm.

"I don't try to sell anybody on anything. I just try to point out hey this is what it is if you want to have a different kind of life experience or something really cool and unique, different from staying in a stinky, normal, motel or hotel," said Wilfong.

You can rent one on Airbnb for $35 to $75 a night. Due to its success, Wilfong might build another tiny home neighborhood soon.

The Twig City Farm owner said its his dream to have a barbecue and blues event on the property one day. You can learn more about the neighborhood here.