Shoreline UU Church is partnering with LIHI (Low Income Housing Institute) to build a tiny house which will then be moved to one of the Tiny House Villages in Seattle. Our plan is to build our first tiny house, and then, hopefully, many more. Any funds we raise over our $3,000.00 goal will go to build future tiny houses or be donated to LIHI to help with their venture.
LIHI is one of the largest providers of Tiny House Village shelters in the nation, ensuring that people’s experience in homelessness is as safe, dignified, and brief as possible.
Tiny houses offer tremendous benefits over tents – they are safe, weatherproof, and lockable – and the communities that we help build allow residents to reclaim their dignity and get on a path to housing in a supportive village environment.Each tiny house has electricity, overhead light, and a heater.
Each Tiny House Village has kitchen and restroom facilities, onsite showers and laundry, a counseling office, and a welcome/security hut where donations of food, clothing, and hygiene items can be dropped off.
Movie about the LIHI Tiny House program: Tiny Houses: Big Future
Short film: “Women, Tiny Houses, and Locking Doors”
Video about a Tiny House Build (large group): It Takes a Village to Make a Village
Additional Tiny House Resources
Tiny house residents are placed by referral only through the City of Seattle’s Navigation Team and REACH.