Looking for affordable housing? Why not consider a tiny house? Council on Aging (COA) in Sonoma County, CA, is offering a chance to win one of these diminutive dwellings. Tickets for COA’s first-ever “Tiny House Raffle” are now on sale for $200 (only 1,500 tickets will be sold), and could earn a lucky ticket-holder a charming, 171-square-foot tiny house. The winner will be determined with a drawing on June 1, 2016. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels programs, which delivers meals to home-bound, vulnerable seniors.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company donated the plans for the compact structure (the company’s “Linden 20 Equator” model). It is currently under construction using volunteer labor by licensed contractors and donated materials. When completed, the tiny house will contain one bedroom, a sleeping loft, a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a great room, a storage loft and porch. The tiny house will be mounted on a trailer and can easily be moved from place to place. If you are in the area, for information on how to buy tickets, visit COA’s website.

+ Council on Aging