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Tiny Homes for Teachers


A school district in Colorado is considering a unique incentive in recruiting new teachers – offering up tiny homes to its staff.

The Eagle County School District, located near the upscale skiing community of Vail, is weighing the option of tiny homes after difficulties recruiting and retaining teachers because of the high cost of living in the area.

The median home cost in Eagle County is $630,900, according to Sperling’s Best Places. The district reports that for the 2016-2017 school year, first-year teachers earned an average annual salary of $41,000.

According to Education Week, the district is looking at the possibility of adding up to 18 tiny homes – each usually under 400 square feet – to 50 acres of land it owns in a nearby area.

Would you consider living in a tiny house for your dream job?