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It Takes a Tiny Village!

Updated: Jan 31

Happy New Year!

The outpouring of support for LIHI and Nickelsville’s first Tiny House Village has been incredible.  Located on Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd land at 22nd and Union, the Tiny House Village site has been a swarm of activity for the last few weeks as volunteers and future program participants have come together to prepare the site and build the houses.

Wood Tech stairs

The Tiny House Village is looking good! So far we have wired the houses for electricity and are digging the trenches to connect the power. All of the houses are now on site, and just a few details remain until we can open.

LIHI is looking for volunteers to help with this set-up! We will be hosting two build days.  Join us this Sunday,January 10th, after the Seahawks game from 1-4 and on Monday the 11th from 10-4. We are looking for people who are able to paint walls, install plywood interiors and insulation, lay floor tiles, and do many other tasks. Just show up at 1419 22nd Ave. Seattle (Central Area) to help.  If you have questions, contact Monica Joe by email or 206-957-8042.


The house on this site were built by:

Wood Technology Center Seattle Vocational Institute Tulalip Tribe TERO Training Program Walsh Construction Company Renton Technical College Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW) Sawhorse Revolution Mercer Island Presbyterian Church


A special shout out to the following movers and shakers who have been instrumental in making this project come to life:

Nickelsville Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd LIHI Board President Melinda Nichols and her husband Clifford Nichols LIHI Staffers Monica Joe, John Syverson, Charese Jones, and Lyall Browning Catie Chaplan and the Wood Technology Center team Doug Hobkirk Nancy Mason Steve Tucker Joe Hengtgen of Portable Storage Northwest Environmental Works The Plumbing Joint


The materials for a tiny house only cost $2,200! To support the Tiny House Village, click here. Stay tuned for details:  we will be hosting a housewarming event soon.

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