A Tiny House Village for the Homeless is such a great idea! The only thing better might be the 9 year old girl who is building them for individuals to own.
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Seattle is opening it’s doors for the homeless this week. They have built 14 insulated tiny houses on their property. They have also built a central building with toilets, and soon to be shower. The church is hoping that these units will house individuals from 4 to 6 months, while they transition to affordable housing. The houses only cost $2,200 to build. The money was funded by donors, and volunteers from multiple groups helped build them.
The only cost to the homeless is $90 for utilities. Almost $100 for utilities in a tiny house seems a bit steep. I am not sure how a homeless person is supposed to afford this fee, but I guess we will see how the project fairs.