Jefferson County Tiny Home Communities
Jefferson County’s housing crisis is going from bad to worse as the economic impact of COVID-19 hits. Learn why Tiny Home Communities are a sustainable solution to the housing affordability crisis here in Jefferson County.
Jefferson County Quick Reference:
This information sheet explains why tiny home and shelter villages for the homeless and income precarious are needed.
This infographic provides definitions and typology of tiny homes and tiny home communities for Washington State.
Information sheet on where you can legally put a tiny home and/or a tiny home community.
Questions About Tiny Homes?
Local 'Tiny Shelter' Projects
Tiny houses are flexible to suit many needs for many people. These videos feature the senior emergency shelter tiny house village, Peter’s Place,and Pat’s Place, launched by volunteers within the Tiny Homes Communities Housing Action Team.
City of Port Townsend – Read the City’s basic rules.
Jefferson County – Read the County’s brochure for tiny homes
TinyHouseBuild.com – Source for solid information on wide range of DIY build topics
TinyHouseExpedition.com – Treasure trove of videos on all things tiny including an in-depth parking guide
thetinyhouse.net/thlp/ – Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast
LATCHcollective.com – LA’s tiny house resource collective
tinyhomeindustryassociation.org – Developing standards and promoting best practices for tiny homes
TinyHouseTalk.com – News and stories
squareonevillages.org/intro-problem – Overview history of the affordable housing crisis
Video about the Port Townsend Eco Village’s Tiny Home Community.
- If you are a tiny home owner (or hope to be) and want to live with others in community, Quimper Housing Development Cooperative exists to support those looking to participate in housing cooperatives, co-housing, or co-buying developments. For more information, contact Viki Sonntag at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Used tiny home listings – TinyHouseListings.com
- Build a tiny house/ ADU – Port Townsend School of Woodworking Tiny Home Course, BuildinganADU.com, TheTinyLife.com, TinyHouseBuild.com
- Plans and Designs – TheTinyLife.com, ADUDesigns.com
Tiny Home Communities Webinars
The webinars took place from October through December 2020. Click on webinar title to view the recording.
The goal for this series is to answer many of the questions you might have about tiny home communities, such as: How do you build them? Where can you locate them? And would a tiny home community be a good fit for me? The series features presentations by local, regional and national tiny home community development practitioners.
Webinar #1: Tiny Home Community Development Basics
This webinar introduces the basics of tiny home community development, featuring a presentation by Alexis Stephens on the many tiny home communities springing up around the country. Alexis with her partner Christian has documented the tiny house movement for the past five years. Currently, she is a board member and on staff at the newly formed Tiny House Industry Association.
Webinar #2: Tiny Home Community Development Strategies
This webinar features information and inspiration from a variety of presenters to guide you on your tiny home community journey, whether you are looking to build a small or large community. Teresa Baker, Co-Founder & President of the Board of Directors for Los Angeles Tiny Co-Built Homes (LATCH) Collective, tells the story of the LATCH resource collective. Other presentations focus on financing and housing cooperatives.