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Help the Homeless and Get Shafer Tiny House Plans for $250


Here’s your chance to help the homeless and get your own Jay Shafer/Four Lights Tiny House Company plans for just $250.

Shafer and affordable housing advocate, River King, have teamed up to build a 5-to-6 home community for the homeless in Sonoma County, California. Along with the houses, Shafer and King will create a common area and garden where children can play safely.

They are looking for $100,000 to complete the project, and in order to raise the funds, Four Lights is offering any of its designs for a tax-deductible donation of $250. This is really a win-win if you like Shafer’s designs and you support his mission to provide affordable housing for those in need.

Check out the video about Tiny Houses for Humanity below, and head over here to donate (and get your blueprints!). To see Shafer’s plans, go to Four Lights Tiny House Company.

Related: Jay Shafer’s 312 Sq. Ft. Tiny U-House Cabin

Help the Homeless and Get Shafer Tiny House Plans for $250

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Video: Tiny Houses for Humanity, Sonoma County, CA

For additional information, go to the Tiny Houses for Humanity HatchFund page here.

To make your $250 donation, choose your tiny house plan and then make your donation here.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.

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  • Michele in CA June 26, 2017, 3:37 pm

    3,000 to 4,000 homeless in their county alone, and they’re building six homes. How do they decide who gets to live in one of the homes? They showed a lot of homeless men but talked about wanting to provide a safe place for children to play. I suspect those with kids go to the top of the list.

    The way I see it, this isn’t an answer, because it isn’t enough. A Developer operating with a heart needs to build multiple homes in which homeless and those with the extremely limited incomes can afford to live there. They’re building a lot of condos and apartments, but want market rate, which is just too expensive for so many people.

    The government needs to step in and provide homes for those with limited incomes. Until that happens we’re going to see more homeless than ever and a few tiny houses are not going to fill the void.

  • Tammy Varney October 4, 2017, 3:55 pm

    We would like to open a tiny house village for the homeless
    Scranton P.A would like to know how and ware I go to do so

  • ClassyGlobal September 13, 2018, 6:51 pm

    Individuals, businesses, corporations, government nor municipalities REALLY want to eliminate homelessness on any given level whether personal or otherwise.

    This is a multifaceted issue from the individuals who are chronic nonconformist or have addiction/financial/mental/medical/criminal issues to companies that are inflexible regarding their employment standards or municipalities that deny resources and businesses that hold on to empty commercial properties.

    There are THOUSANDS of empty square footage (with the advent of online shopping with malls and big box stores closing SOME cities have started doing this) that can be transitioned into near indestructible minimalistic crash pads with lights and showers to provide low-manage housing.

    Come in, sign up for 1 meal a day for your duration, get issued a private securable space, get a ‘sleeping pallet with linens,’ receive a programmable card key (manages access), elective self development workshops such as health screening, financial discovery services, employment/education preparation (supported by local companies, vocation/community colleges and municipalities), guided fitness & meditation sessions. Mandatory commitment to community support employment for duration laundry, grounds keeping, maintenance, trash removal, cleaning services, meal prep… No Work, No stay.

    The amount of subsidies states and municipalities receive for homeless services is very quite high yet as we clearly see grossly misappropriated and poorly managed on ineffective services when and should be completely overhauled.

    A handful of suggestions 1- Streamline services for measurable QUALITY & EFFICACY over braggadocios Quantity which is widely current practice. 2- Rezone and release unused buildings/properties for refurbishment more frequently. 3- Retool financial resources to be managed and focused on reutilizing square footage that’s already available vs building new units. 4- Cater to organizations and NonProfits that focus on managing homelessness. 5- Major & intense focus on purposeful pipeline projects centered around homelessness to stability to self sustainability (work/home).

    Sorry for rambling

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