Tiny House Villages Tour
Building on the Tiny Homes for the Houseless Session, this guided tour will visit new and established communities that use small structures as transitional housing for people experiencing houselessness. These models represent innovative ways to provide safe, stable and community-based housing for citizens most at risk in cities with rapidly rising rental prices.
The day will begin with a panel discussion at Portland State University featuring representatives from the communities, as well as the advocacy organizations and builders who helped make them a reality. A guided tour will then bring participants to visit and experience these communities. Tour stops include:
- Dignity Village, democratically self-governed community operating since 2001
- Hazelnut Grove, an organized community village formed in 2015
- Right2DreamToo, a nonprofit organization and safe space to sleep for Portland’s unhoused community since 2011
- Kenton Women’s Village, a community established in 2017 using sleeping pods constructed by architects, students and community members.
The Tiny House Villages Tour requires separate registration from the November 3rd professional Summit. The tour runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 4th, and will include lunch, transportation, and an experienced guide to accompany participants to each site and act as a liason with the communities. The tour bus will pick up and return participants to the PSU Smith Center.
After the tour, join us for an Informational After-Party and Networking at the Alberta Street Pub, featuring a talk about Kol Peterson’s forthcoming book Backdoor Revolution – The Definitive Guide to ADU Development, due out in January 2018.