Tiny House campsite arrives in Claxton
CLAXTON, Ga. (WTOC) – Owner Brian Croft started working on cottage camping, which he called his Passion Project, last October. According to Croft, as far as he knows, there is no such thing within the city limits.
“I like to build things and turn something that was nothing into something,” he said.
It’s been about a year since he opened the little house.
“When we bought the building, there was only the frame and the hull, there was nothing inside. So myself, a few buddies from the fire department and my brother – it was about five of us who tackled and built it all, ”Croft said.
His initial vision for the site was a food truck park.
“The food truck industry is tough,” Croft explained. “It’s not an easy thing to do in a small community. It is even more difficult because the population is not there to support the trucks.
To launch his passionate project, Croft received a $ 5,000 tourism grant from the Chamber of Commerce. He invested $ 22,000 in the Tiny House alone. This summer, they had their first guest.
“We actually had a guy from Ukraine passing through Claxton heading for Florida,” he said.
As you step inside, some of the features you’ll find are loft beds, metal ceilings, free Wi-Fi, and a shower that Croft built himself. The house can comfortably accommodate four people.
“It’s pretty comfortable in there,” Croft said. “It’s a nice little cabin.
The campsite has a crushed ice truck that the children in the community used during the summer, but it slowed down when they got back to school. Croft said they can book birthday parties and events as well.
“Claxton deserves it,” said Croft. “It’s a great little community and when people stay here they’re going to be spending their money here so everything supports everyone.”
Croft hopes to publicize Tiny House Campground, and there may possibly be another small house under construction in the future.
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