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From Prison to Affordable Tiny House Builder: Holy Ground Real Estate

Matt was in prison for fraud, angry at the people who put him there when he got on his knees and begged God to help him. He says his life changed right there, and he had all these ideas flood into his mind of ways to help others — one of those was to build affordable tiny homes to sell and raise money to fund the “Rescue Ranch” — a 5-acre working ranch in Colorado to help facilitate men and women with addiction problems to get clean.

Today, those ideas have become a reality with Holy Ground Real Estate. The charity offers 12, 16 & 20 ft. tiny homes, hand made to order and ready in January 2021. The 20 ft. home is just under $20,000, while the 16 ft. is $16,500, and the 12 ft. is $12,500 — talk about affordable tiny homes!

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The homes can be custom-designed to the layout you want!

You can also add on finishes/appliances or buy them yourself.

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  • Delivery anywhere in the United States for $1.25 / mile (the one-way trip from Broomfield, CO to your delivery location. You are not charged for the return trip)
  • Amenities included in the listed price:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Bathroom; sink, flushing toilet, shower
  • Electric Fireplace
  • Generator
  • Kitchen; sink, fridge
  • Light fixtures throughout
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Water heater
  • 30-gallon water tank
  • Amenity Upgrades:
  • Convection Oven – $350.00
  • Cedar Exterior Siding – $850.00Mini Split / Air Conditioner & Heater Combo – $525.00
  • Solar – $3,500.00
  • Two-Burner Propane Range – $875.00
  • Washer & Dryer – $1,250.00
  • Wood Burning Stove – $1050.00

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Richard H Chapple Sr
    October 2, 2020, 11:58 am

    Super story!! Excellent plans with the ranch. Well thought out THOWS.
    I had a thought while looking at the staircase going up to the loft.
    How hard would it be to have the bottom 2 or 3 steps become a comfy seat also by flipping the treads over etc.
    One tread flip up for a seat back. some sort of arrangement anyway to add another place to sit. Looking at the window beside the steps, maybe a flip out desk along with the stair seat would give a nice spot for a computer desk or a work station in the kitchen to prep veggies etc.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      October 2, 2020, 3:41 pm

      Those are very clever ideas!

  • Sheila
    October 2, 2020, 12:05 pm

    We all deserve a 2nd chance. I admire this man’s goal and achievements. This is a nice Tiny Home.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      October 2, 2020, 3:40 pm

      I completely agree!

  • Marsha Cowan
    October 3, 2020, 5:20 pm

    What an amazing story! What a wonderful endeavor! What great prices! You are truly helping many people with different needs in many areas. God bless you!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      October 5, 2020, 2:19 pm

      Totally agree!

  • Susan
    January 28, 2021, 11:41 pm

    Love the idea behind these tiny homes. How about a one story no stairs
    Getting older is great just want a safe environment to continue to live a full life without having to leave my home to go to a facility due to safety issues. Thanks

  • Harry S
    April 14, 2021, 4:03 pm

    Hello I’m currently in the process of buying one from holy ground real estate but I’m having difficulty finding reviews from previous buyers can anyone help me for pease of mind since unfortunately I am not able to go visit in person

    • Kristen t
      April 29, 2021, 8:49 am

      Did you get your tiny home from them yet? And how was the experience?

      • Shannon
        May 26, 2021, 5:49 pm

        In January 2021, I signed a contract for a TH build with Holy Ground Real Estate and told it should be ready in July (postponed from June and paid in full since April). I am very concerned about the recent negative reviews but Matt has assured me it will be built soon. I would love to hear others experiences because there is actually very little online. Since I’ve paid in full, all I can do is wait, hope, and pray!

        • Natalie C. McKee
          May 28, 2021, 2:55 pm

          Oh Shannon I do hope everything works out! Please let us know if you have issues…we would want to make sure to warn others.

  • Liam
    May 18, 2021, 1:34 pm

    Although this individual presents as a changed man. Nothing could be further from the truth. He is running a ponzi scheme at that place. Try to find anyone who has received the tiny home they’ve paid for. The few you might locate will have much to say! There is no ministry or charity. Mr.Sowash is a con man with a new game, nothing more. Investigations have begun and several lawsuits have been filed. Do your due diligence. You’ll easily discover for yourself that to which I am referring. I resigned my position with Holy Ground Real Estate, along with several others who were employed there, last week upon discovering that what many of us had begun suspect was, in fact, reality. Countless clients showing up looking for Matt to demand their houses, police showing up asking questions, city safety inspectors arriving etc etc etc. Mr.Sowash physically hiding on-site from many of these people and verbally attacking others! Yes, I’m taking this whistleblower role because I have to be able to live with myself. Make no mistake about it. This is a full-on scam!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 18, 2021, 1:58 pm

      Hi Liam, this is scary news. We will be looking into it and revise our post as necessary.

  • Shannon C
    May 26, 2021, 12:35 pm

    OMG! I bought a house and paid in full and have NOT received my home. Now there are bad Google reviews, bad BBB review under “Revelations in Christ” and their website is down! What can I do?? Help!

    • James D.
      June 24, 2021, 2:20 pm

      Have you consulted a consumer fraud attorney?

      • Shannon C
        June 24, 2021, 2:26 pm

        Holy Ground Real Estate is working on my home as I write this (06/24/21). My house should be ready in early July and I have been receiving pictures daily of the progress. For anyone having communication issues which I did for a few months, they recently hired a new admin who is excellent. I would contact Matthew or Cecelia if anyone is having problems.

        • E
          June 27, 2021, 2:08 am

          Can you give an update once received?

  • Nina Ribar
    June 24, 2021, 11:28 am

    Same thing happened to us; sent a down payment and never heard back from them.

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