Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project
Last July 21, fourteen residents moved into their new community. Denver’s crowdfunded tiny home project has run into more than a few road blocks, but those home are now disponible.
Eleven 8-foot by 12-foot homes and a bathing house fill the Urban Land Conservancy-owned property. They are also several tables covered by three white pop-up canopies, which are a temporary solution fot the missing food-prep and living room space.
‘’We didn’t build this village because we like cute tiny houses. We built this here because we have an extreme housing crisis. Thousands and thousands who don’t have a place to call home, said Terese Howard, from Denver Homeless Out Loud.”
Each of tiny homes has a painted grey exterior, wooden steps, a smalls toop and a white door. Inside is a single room with two windows and hardwood flooring.
‘’It’s a huge blessing, said Amanda McDouglad, who left drugs, homelessness and an abusive relationship in Killeen, Texas, four months ago to start over In Denver. I’m so grateful to have everything.’’
The village is not out of the woods yet. This is a 180-day pilot project to establish proof of concept. ULC granted a six-month lease of the property for $1 per month.
Source: The Denver Post
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