Tiny House Community Build
Fall and Winter 2020
Twelve 8' x 12' wooden structures, called "wooden tents" have been constructed between October and December to provide short term winter shelter. These structures were being built to create a housing resource, and worked in collaboration with the City of Port Townsend, Jefferson County, and the Port so that this housing resource might be best utilized this winter. Landing at the Community United Methodist Church, the 12 units will be settled and accompanied by a bathroom and shower unit as well as a community area for added storage and light cooking.
Plans for these structures were 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 graciously offered land adjacent to the church as a construction and storage site for these buildings until such an appropriate site was found.
For more information on how you, your company, or group can volunteer, contact volunteer coordinator, Vicki Lucas! She is available Monday through Thursday, 9 to Noon, at 360-390-4017.
For item donations, email
Lumber Package for one Tiny House - $3,500
Fully placed Tiny Houses with all infrastructure - $8,500