We've found an Austin resident who has created inspiration in renovating not just one older home---but six! It's what he's done with these six houses that's so intriguing, though...
In the SoCo area of Austin, there is half an acre of land with six adorably teeny houses from the 1930's located on it. The two-bedroom house and five one-bedroom houses have been turned into a funky, affordable, and ultra-cool alternative to the hotel, named Verde Camp. Instead of tearing down the original houses and starting from scratch, owner BJ Heinley and his wife have made smart and eco-friendly changes to the small structures, transforming them into private and comfortable guest houses for visitors to Austin looking for a more authentic stay while in the city.
Fully furnished, the units offer flat screen televisions, DVD players, free cable, free Wi-Fi, linens, towels and all sorts of kitchen pots, pans and utensils. Attention has also been paid to the outdoor areas of Verde Camp, with many of the houses offering comfortable spots for enjoying the Texas outdoors. We're pretty enamored with the idea of a cluster of charming houses available to rent, and from looking at the photos, we're sure guests to the space could find lots of small house organizing and design inspiration and ideas. Even if you have no plans to stay at Verde Camp, if you live in Austin you can still check out the property during one of their many Verde Camp Arty Parties, the next one coming up September 19th and featuring the work of Texas artist Patrick Phipps.
What do you think about the idea of Verde Camp? Are there any businesses similar to this one in your own city? If you came to Austin would you stay here? Let us know!
(Images: All taken from Verde Camp's Picassa web album)