The tiny home revolution has reached Portland, Oregon, as the city nears approval for a massive new tiny house community. The project, which is pending the perfect plot of land, will provide modern efficient homes for people who earn less than $15,000 a year, as well as the homeless population. Backed by Multnomah County, the non-profit organization Micro Community Concepts has teamed up with TechDwell to design the homes that will help Portland residents get back on their feet.
Modeling itself after tiny home projects in Wisconsin, Texas and New York, Portland has decided to develop their own tiny home community to help its residents improve their quality of life. With job training programs and drug counseling available, the affordable homes would give people a private place to live as they take strides to improve themselves. In addition to shelter, the homes give residents integrity, and a chance to be a homeowner.
With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales help, the initiative will establish a neighborhood of 25 TechDwell-designed homes, each having their own small yard and access to laundry and other amenities on the block. The initial designs feature slanting roofs with a protective overhang for the front patio, as well as double glass doors and windows along the roof line to maximize sunlight. Each home would be 192 square feet of living space, and cost just $250-$350 a month to rent for qualified candidates.
If Mayor Hales gets his way, the tiny home community will be open for new residents by February, 2015.
Via Huffington Post