Tiny House Community Build
Fall and Winter 2020
Twelve 8' x 12' wooden structures, called "wooden tents" will be constructed over the next few months to provide short term winter shelter. These structures are being built to create a housing resource, and are working in collaboration with the City of Port Townsend, Jefferson County, and the Port are all being pursued to explore viable options for a location, or locations, that this housing resource might be best utilized this winter. Most auspicious would be a site with access to sanitary services, power, a supportive environment that allows for autonomous space and escape from the elements that the community can appreciate and support.
Plans for these structures are provided by the Low Income Housing Institute (lihi.org) and provide insulation, an electric outlet, a light, a heater, and a bed. Other cities that have such temporary, supportive villages have found that they are designed to be quickly erected and are relatively easy to relocate to another site. The EBC has graciously offered land adjacent to the church as a construction and storage site for these buildings until such an appropriate site can be found. The tiny houses being constructed will not be occupied on the construction site.
For more information on how you, your company, or group can volunteer time, contact Peter Bonyun at:
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