This is Sawhorse Revolution’s Salvaged Material Tiny House built for a homeless family in Seattle.
Sawhorse Revolution seeks to empower students to use carpentry, design and education to help the homeless community, and if you want you can support their effort on Indiegogo.
This organization has already built several tiny houses to help the homeless, while helping young people learn how to design/build!
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Sawhorse Revolution Salvaged Material Tiny House for Homeless
- Seattle is opening three new tiny home villages, and so we are raising funds to build more beautiful tiny houses for the next villages!
- Bench with storage, designed by students
- Loft bed sitting on two “towers” that act as closet space
- Covered porch with outdoor storage – developed after the design team observed residents at other villages leaving their dairy outside on the steps during the winter cold weather for refrigeration.
- Under 120 s.f. projected roof area
- Transportable thanks to skids
- Roof and one side-wall: salvaged, rusted corrugated metal
- Cedar siding: Locally harvested cedar
- Floor, cabinet wood, and decking: custom-milled fir used as concrete boards on a high-end residential build. Cabinetry boards have a double stain on them. Donated by Schuchart/Dow
- Windows: Bought off of craigslist
- Framing Lumber: Re-used from an architecture installation at the Seattle Art Fair, donated by Olson Kundig
- Interior paneling: Donated from Earthwise Architectural Salvage and Second Use – old pine tongue and groove wall cladding, ripped down to consistent dimensions
- Ladder: Curly hickory scraps from the builder’s garage
- Fasteners: Left-over
- Door: Salvaged from a local home undergoing renovations
- Housewrap: Left over from previous builds
- Lead Builder: Scott Bishop from schuchart/dow
- Project Coordinator: Sarah Smith, Program Director at Sawhorse Revolution
- Location: Franklin High School
- Twelve diverse teens from Franklin High School
- No cost to program
- Hours on site building: 60
- House now sits at Othello Village in Seattle, housing a homeless family.
THE IMPOSSIBLE CITY is a Sawhorse Revolution program series that engages youth in building (and often designing) needed structures for Seattle’s homeless encampments. As with all Sawhorse Revolution projects, the builds are guided by professionals in their fields – architecture, engineering, and construction. Sawhorse is a registered 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Each project is tailored to the needs of the camp and crafted to be of the highest quality, incorporating sustainable materials and building techniques, beautiful design, and a user-centered approach to architecture. Since the LIHI / Nickelsville Homeless Communities we work with move every 3-18 months, every structure we build is easily transportable and designed to fit the needs of homeless residents in transition to permanent housing.
We’ve already built seven amazing structures thanks to a successful Indiegogo campaign last year, and we’re hoping you’ll help us create four more by donating now to the Impossible City.
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