MEDICINE PARK, OK (TNN) - A tiny house resort unlike anything else in the state has officially broken ground in Medicine Park.
We first told you about the tiny home community last year, but since then the idea has taken a new form. The tiny houses, made out of shipping containers, truly live up to their name.
"They’re 160 square feet each. In that 160 square feet we are working in a bathroom with a custom shower, toilet, sink, a small European style kitchen, a microwave convection oven, mini fridge, two burner induction range, a queen size bed, a TV and a beautiful window to look out on all the things going on in Medicine Park,” said Noel Alsbrook with Inn-Habit.
The houses will cost $90 per night to rent and will be impossible to miss, sitting on East Lake Road as you head into town. Just next door will be seven micro shops, bringing new business to the area.
"We’re going to put in a full-service cigar shop with upper decks for coming out and having a cigar, sit and enjoy the upper deck. That’s coming in. We’re going to have a hair salon that’s coming in. It’s one stylist that’s setting up their shop, they already have a lot of customers, but I imagine they’re going to pick up more. And we have a wood-fired pizza place that we’re putting in,” Alsbrook said.
There will also be four others shops, but Alsbrook said they are still looking for businesses to fill them. Medicine Park Mayor Jennifer Ellis said the town relies on tax dollars from their businesses, meaning when Inn-Habit is up and running, it will be huge for the entire town.
"The new construction, the development of an area of town that was dilapidated that needed to be refurbished, this is enormous for us. This is probably the biggest thing that has happened in quite some time,” Ellis said.
Alsbrook said he is hoping to have everything up and running by the end of summer but said there is a lot of work to do so that could be pushed back.
If you’ve been to Medicine Park, you’ve likely noticed the cobblestone buildings throughout. Alsbrook said they saved the cobblestones from the buildings they tore down and will be incorporating them into the new buildings.