Welcome to Spur!
Spur, Texas is a classic West Texas town on the wide open plains with a population of roughly 1,000 people. Uniquely proclaimed the Nation’s first “tiny” house friendly municipality and wired with fiber-optic high speed Internet, Spur is welcoming a new generation of pioneers with an open mindset.
Our community values freedom and independence but we also rely upon each other, you get a lot of friend waves and smiles here. There are several small restaurants, two gas stations (one that’s open 24/7), a library and a new school that offers Pre-kindergarten and K-12.
This website is made available through a group of residents – all walks of life – who welcome you and yours to explore the simple life and consider establishing a new home. Many of us work online or make the one hour-long drive to Lubbock weekly to provide services or sell locally made products. Spur is a place with very limited jobs, making it here requires resilience but the cost of living once established is much less than a big city.
Lots, 50′ X 165′ in size, are available in Spur to those who wish to integrate, for those who can make it here and contribute to the town. If you have a tiny house on wheels, you are welcome to move it here but once on site the wheels must come off and it must be strapped to a foundation with hurricane straps. On average, a private lot will go for $500-$1,800 and lots owned by the city go for as little as $500 each and the cost of hiring local help to build the foundation, secure the home and connect to utilities is $3,000. Or you can have your own home built from scratch by Randy Adams (806-346-7684). He charges around $100sf. From there, monthly operating costs can be as low as $250 including Internet, water, electricity, garbage and taxes with total costs including food at under $550. Dig into the site to learn more about Spur and reach out if you’re serious about visiting and establishing yourself in a way that is sustainable. Contact Denise, whose tiny house is almost finished! at Dee1311@aol.com or Cell 239-565-8172 with any questions.
For that visit you’ll want to make, there are 2 choices right here in Spur that you can stay: The Mesquite Inn 806-422-0942 is right on US Rte 70 (Hill Street in Spur), right at the edge of town. It is an old motel but the rooms have been renovated. A clean, typical motel room. Nice new TV’s. You can request a fridge, coffee pot and I think a microwave.
The Back Door Inn 806-271-4780 is right in town on the main street Burlington Ave. Walking distance everywhere. City Hall right across the street, restaurants, shops, etc. It is a funky old building and the rooms – very clean – are all interior so you don’t have there are no windows. You also may have to share a bathroom with other guests. I never found this to be a problem. You just keep your towels with you from your room. It is sort of a bed&breakast as Joan provides coffee, tea, breakfast pastries and fruit. There’s a big kitchen and you can bring in your own food to cook and leave in the refrigerator.
People coming have chosen either or. Check out their websites for more information. I think they charge about the same.