Tag Archives: Occupy Madison

One of the Many Uses for Tiny Houses – Activists Work to End Homelessness

In what looks like an ordinary woodshop in Madison, Wisconsin, filled with table saws, screwdrivers and more screws and nails than you could count, transformative work is underway. This space, operated and owned by a nonprofit called Occupy Madison Incorporated, is part of a village of small houses built to order for – and by – […]

Occupy Madison Village Building a Sense of Community

Keith Valiquette says it was the sense of community that attracted him to Occupy Madison’s tiny house movement. And he predicts that others, even people who can afford regular-sized houses, will be joining him.” – Pat Schneider for The Cap Times Continue reading about Tiny house occupant drawn to Occupy Madison village out of desire for […]

Tiny Houses for Wisconsin Homeless

Her 99-square-foot home, which boasts flower window boxes, was built by volunteers of the Occupy Madison group, as part of about a half dozen similar projects around the United States, including in New York and Texas, to shelter the homeless.” – Reuters via Tiny houses a way off the streets for Wisconsin homeless | Reuters. 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 […]

10 Tiny Homes for Wisconsin Homeless

If we raise $50,000 we can build 10 homes for people currently experiencing homelessness.  These homes can be plugged in to the grid, have solar power for lights and small appliances.  They have a composting toilet, an internal water system for washing hands or brushing teeth as well as a vented propane heater and substantial […]