Building Tiny Homes
The idea behind building transitional tiny homes is to get homeless folks off the ground, out of the rain and into a space that is warm, safe and dry. We have created a standardized system of building quality tiny homes that will last 20+ years. That means we won’t get just one or two homeless persons off the streets. We will get several homeless folks warm, safe and dry for several years to come. We are now teaching more volunteers to build tiny homes. The more dedicated volunteers who are driven by our mission, the more tiny homes we can build.
When we first started building tiny homes at Camp Second Chance, we thought our only mission was to provide tiny homes for the homeless. Through our experience, we found that not only do we build the tiny homes, we also build a wider community of caring people. That community extends from our organization to the greater volunteer network and to the residents Camp Second Chance. Many of the people who live in the tiny homes we’ve built have become good friends.
People who volunteer to build the tiny homes come from all walks of life. We come together for one purpose: to get one more person off the street and into a place that is warm, safe and dry.
As we are building the tiny homes and building community, we are working with many different types of power tools. Safety is of paramount importance in the Big Tent. We teach everyone each tool as if they have never used it before. Because we work almost exclusively in teams, each volunteer is watching out for the other and keeping them safe.
Yes, we work for a good cause. And it can be exhausting work. But somewhere in the mix, friendships are formed, and at the end of the day you can be tired and exhilarated at the same time. Why not join us soon?
and come have some fun with us!