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Meet Kyle Becker of Indigo River Tiny Homes in Garland

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kyle Becker.

Kyle, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
We are Friends and Family!
The reason it is so much fun to build you the tiny house of your dreams is because we are family and friends with each other. We enjoyed hanging out together before we started working on tiny houses, and we believe that feeling of community and comradery can be felt in the work that we do.

Meet our Team of Tiny Home Building Partners:

Peter Huggler – Chief Builder and Managing Partner of IRTH. Peter is an Army veteran. It was his vision that began the Indigo River journey. He has nearly 20 years of construction experience and leads the team in Tiny House design, construction, and sales.

John and Amanda Griffin – Manager of Logistics and Contingencies, and Managing Partner, respectively. John is a Navy veteran. John lends his expertise to all things Tiny House Moving related, and keeps the team on track with proactively planning for what could go wrong, so that it doesn’t. Amanda coordinates projects and financials, manages design along with Peter, and heads up the planning and dreaming committee.

Indigo River is committed to building our clients the tiny home of their dreams. Based on a selection of plans and the creative input of our customers, our team creates a tiny home that is unique to the individual. Our houses are not cookie cutter RVs; they are one of a kind homes.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road. In the world of Tiny Houses on Wheels (THOW’s), zoning and financing are the biggest hang ups.

Municipalities are unsure how to define tiny houses. Are they an actual house? RV? Winnebago? Garland TX, for example, is zoned for single-family districts, multi-family districts, heavy commercial districts, industrial districts, etc. None of these areas permit Tiny Houses on Wheels. Furthermore, in the 562 pages of the Garland Development Code, the closest term to a THOW is Recreational Vehicles (RV). Our avant-garde houses are therefore subject to the same ordinance restrictions as a vehicle most commonly used for weekend getaways. A vehicle that most never intend to call home and, unlike tiny houses, are not built to last. This inaccurate ordinance stamp presents an unreasonable obstacle for tiny house lovers because citizens of Garland, TX cannot live in RV’s. To stay within the legal parameters of the Garland Development Code, RV’s and THOW’s must be parked, and unoccupied, behind a privacy fence.

Tiny houses on wheels are something between an automobile and a traditional house. Lenders therefore, also have a hard time deciding if they should finance a home, car, or personal loan. Ordinarily banks only provide personal loans for THOW’s. These personal loans often require a very high credit score, and provide unattractive financing options with high interest rates and a large down payment.

We love are city council in Garland, TX. They do a fantastic keeping Garland attractive for both families and businesses (Check out our downtown). However, it is difficult convincing the city that the idea of Tiny Houses, and the common sentiment around the movement, is a blessing. It is also an answer to the housing prices that continue to sky-rocket in the DFW area. Housing prices have left many of our neighbors wondering how they will continue to pay their rent or mortgage.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Indigo River Tiny Homes – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Indigo River is committed to building our clients the tiny home of their dreams. Based on a selection of plans and the creative input of our customers, our team creates a tiny home that is unique to the individual. Our houses are not cookie cutter RVs; they are one of a kind homes.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
We love the people. Dallas is a big, diverse city that has maintained its southern charm.


  • Our houses range from $50,000 – $80,000

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1 Comment

  1. RuthAnn Jackson

    April 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Hello. I work in Wylie and currently live in Garland. I’ve been interested in the tiny house movement for years and would eventually like to move into one.

    Can tiny homeowners get past the RV stigma if their house is built on a concrete slab rather than wheels?
    I’ve heard even tiny houses on foundations are discouraged or not allowed in most cities or developments for a couple of reasons. The first reason they are not allowed is the income a city gets from property taxes is less with tiny homes, and the second reason is cities don’t believe tiny homes are made with longevity in mind.

    Have ya’ll noticed a shift in local governing’s attitude toward tiny homes?

    I’ve visited ya’ll at EarthX, but it doesn’t allow enough time to ask questions and really look at the models. When will you have another open house soon? I’d like to visit your location and see the options available for tiny house living, but I’m not a serious buyer at this time- just very curious if this is a viable option for when I am ready to move next.

    I’ve started the process of downsizing, but have a long way to go- 1400 square feet to be exact, plus the garage.

    Thank you!

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