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Fundraising for Tiny House Village to Benefit Homeless

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I want to show you how if you want to you can help create Emerald Village which is an upcoming tiny house village community designed to empower the homeless in Eugene, Oregon.

The same group of people that has successfully OpportUNITY Village in Eugene. I love what they’re doing and how they’re doing it so much that I’m participating in the fundraising (and you can too) for their next tiny house village.

In case you’re able and wanting to help I wanted to show you how but obviously please don’t feel obligated because I really just want to show you how amazing this is.

So enjoy the article and photos below and re-share this post if you feel drawn to do so because it’s a great opportunity to help spread the Tiny House Movement in the way that truly helps those in need.

Tiny House Villages for the Formerly Homeless


Images: OpportUNITY Village

I encourage you to see and learn more below:

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Proposed Plan for Emerald Village (What You Can Help Us Build)

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Images: OpportUNITY Village

Emerald Village will provide a grassroots model for long-term, affordable housing that is more accessible, sustainable, and independent of government subsidy.

We plan to build on our success rather than duplicate it. While Opportunity Village focuses on transitional housing, Emerald Village will provide more accessible and sustainable places to transition to.

The housing will be roughly twice as big at 120-150 sq. ft. with a kitchenette, heat, and electrical hook-ups. Similar to Opportunity Village, the micro-housing will be supported by common gathering, kitchen, and restroom facilities.

Residents will tentatively make monthly payments of around $150 to $200 toward the value of their tiny house—building an asset for the future. If a resident decides to leave the village, they will then be able to sell the equity accrued back to the non-profit.”

=> Help us raise funding for their next Tiny House Village with your generous donation (Emerald Village)

Learn More About This

I encourage you (if you can and want to) to donate as little or as much as you want to help Emerald Village come to life just like OpportUNITY Village did. You can make your donation here.

To help raise even more money I’m also donating at least 10% percentage of proceeds from my Live Simply t-shirts to help build this village. So if you buy one (or already bought one) you got to help too! Thank you!

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • All Is One
    August 2, 2014, 3:23 pm

    I think this is AWESOME, Alex! For the (formerly) homeless, for anyone- I’m happy for anyone who gets to live in such peaceful, pretty places. Bravo! 🙂 I wish a peaceful, lovely, true home to all.

    • Alex
      August 7, 2014, 9:44 am

      Thanks 🙂

  • Helen Gallagher
    August 3, 2014, 8:20 pm

    Is there a way this tiny village concept could be used to help the poor immigrant children coming up from South America? They are such tiny people surely the Tiny Homes would suit them? Can anyone step up to help these poor children?

  • Solaris
    March 1, 2015, 8:42 pm

    Do they help out in any state, I could use one myself here in Florida. Ever since 2009 I have been bouncing around from family, friends to even strangers for the past 6 yrs, watching their children & cleaning after them to stay with them. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to use their address & most lived too far from anything which made it troubling when it came to finding work, I had one job for $7.50 an hour during then for 1 yr. before they lost their buisiness. Very soon my last connection will be lost & the streets will be my next home. Shelters have no gauranteed spots to stay just daily 1st come 1st bed to sleep for parents with older kids or that does not have their children with them. I’m at a lost on what to do next.

    • Rea
      May 2, 2016, 4:40 am

      hi solaris, do tell me your story and shoot me an email.. i see you’ve been thru alot all these years.. how are you doing now??

  • Denise M Zuniga
    August 9, 2022, 1:49 pm

    I would like to initiate a Tiny House Community in Spring Hill FL where I live. I am not homeless but see a great need for this type of housing in my community. How do you start? Where can you obtain moneys to support a community like this? Are there government programs that will assist in buying land and putting in utilities? Presently, I am working with the homeless community by providing meals and hygienic products on biweekly basis. The County Commissioner turned our group away when we proposed fixing up abandon homes in the area. Nature Coast Community Services Foundation is a 501 (c)3 organization. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank You! Denise Zuniga

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