UnitingCare Kippax and a bunch of friends are working together to show that small things can make a big difference. We want to build a tiny house (just 7m long and 2.4m wide) on a trailer for less than $35,000. It may be tiny but for some people who need it for a little while, it’ll still be home.
The tiny house will help people who need a place to stay for a short time and have nowhere else to go. Maybe they’re leaving a bad situation and need a couple of weeks to move into a new place. Maybe they’re waiting for their public housing place to become available. Maybe they’re a refugee who just needs a place for a little while before their permanent placement becomes available.
The tiny house will also be used to show that it’s possible to live in a small space and to save money on some housing costs (like heating and cooling) by making smart choices on stuff like insulation, power sources and so on. It might just get used as an information stall as well.
The hashtag for the project will be #letsbuild.