Category Archives: Homeless

Tiny Houses for Humanity by Jay Sharer and River King

Tiny Houses for Humanity was originally formed as a result of the housing crisis in Sonoma County, California. Sonoma County has three times the national homeless rate. The devastation caused by fires in Northern California made the need for adequate housing even more urgent. Tiny Houses for Humanity is dedicated to building tiny houses and providing shelters. Learn […]

High School Students Learn by Building a Tiny House for The Homeless

Instead of building a shed like they usually do, students in Todd Faulhaber’s introduction to construction class at Madison La Follette High School this semester are going a little farther to learn basic building techniques. They’re also learning about homelessness by building a tiny house for Occupy Madison’s OM Build project.” – Pat Schneider for […]

Homeless Shelter in a box

I really love the ingenuity of this simple rolling homeless shelter designed by Paul Elkins. Paul has an amazing mind for coming up with incredible solutions for tiny mobile spaces and I highly recommend that you spend some time exploring his blog after checking out this latest homeless shelter concept. Homeless Shelter in a box

Dignity Village Update

I’ve written about Dignity Village in the past on Tiny House Design but wanted to share an update I stumbled on this past week. This is a community of tiny houses located outside Portland, Oregon built and maintained by a group of people working hard to find their own solutions for homelessness. Really inspiring story […]

Tiny House Eden

This is a great story about several homeless advocacy groups getting together to create a tiny house village for the homeless in Sacramento, California. Bathroom and kitchen facilities will be centralized but people will have their own tiny houses to sleep in at night. This seems like a great step in the right direction. I […]

Simple Panelized Shelter

Some recent news about the Sacramento Police rousting a group of homeless folks from their temporary tent town got me a bit riled up last week. Being someone who likes to take proactive measures when trouble brews I set to work on publishing a simple panelized structure that could be built as temporary housing for […]