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Right now I want to give you an update on OM Build which is a tiny house community for the homeless in Madison, Wisconsin.
If you feel called to I’d also like to invite you to help support the growth and completion of the community with your own donation.
The next phase is to build six more tiny houses along with a community area with a bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and more.
Tiny House Community for Homeless Finishes 3rd Tiny Home
Images © OM Build
This tiny cabin built by father and son for sale is a guest post by Henry Marmol
My son Nick and I built a semi tiny cabin in Wisconsin which can be used as a park model style home or can be placed on private land. The cabin is 14 x 20 with a loft space. This home is not on wheels so ideally it would be moved only once in order to keep costs down.
During the time we spent building the cabin we really became aware of the tiny house movement and it inspired us to build something small but with normal framing that is built to last and hold its value much like a regular home so that it can also be a long time investment that will increase in value and not decrease in value as most park models or trailer homes do.
Father/Son Built 392 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin For Sale
Images © Henry Marmol
I had to share this story with you on a couple who has been living simply in a tiny house for the last six months and counting.
Christopher Derek and Betty Ybarra have been living in this micro cabin since December 2013. And it’s all of just 98 sq. ft.
The formerly homeless couple now have a solid roof over their heads. They park on the street and are required to move every two days to be compliant with city laws.
Formerly Homeless Couple Living Simply in Tiny House
A small charity group in Madison, Wisconsin is collecting donations and building 98 sq. ft. $3,000 tiny houses on wheels with the area’s homeless.
And it’s not just a hand out since the future tiny home owners labor away to help build their own homes, and hopefully some of their future neighbors homes too.
The houses are really tiny and very basic but they’re bound to make a huge difference in these people’s lives who have never had the chance to own a home in their lives.
With bathrooms and kitchens and a cost of just $3,000 to build I think there’s a huge opportunity to help lots of people get back on their feet and into a better environment to improve their lives.
Because nothing beats simply having a front door to close and be inside a warm home of your own. Occupy Madison is aiming to complete 10 more tiny homes by the end of 2014.
Where are they putting them? Great question! They’ve temporarily arranged parking with local churches until the group finds a permanent location for the homes.
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Image: NBC 15
The goal is to obtain a plot of land where they can park around 30 of them.
Watch the video of the news segment below to learn, see more and even donate to the cause if you want to: