Tiny Houses

In partnership with several cities, counties, faith communities and building trade organizations throughout the State of Washington, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is one of the largest providers of tiny house village shelters in the nation.

Tiny houses offer tremendous benefits over tents – they are safe, weatherproof, and have a locking door. The communities that we help build allow residents to reclaim their dignity and get on a path to housing in a supportive village environment.


Each tiny house has electricity, overhead light, and a heater.  Each tiny house village has kitchen and restroom facilities, onsite showers and laundry, a counseling office, and a welcome/security hut where donations of food, clothing, and hygiene items can be dropped off.

Please consider a donation to our Tiny House Program. The cost of materials for a tiny house is $4,500.  Donations of any amount will help.

LIHI works with referral partners to connect people experiencing homelessness with tiny house villages.
Learn more about how to access shelter here!

Length of Stay: Life of Program

Tiny houses are meant to be a temporary bridge into permanent housing. In service of this goal our program has been wildly successful. Our median length of stay is just 114 days, and 65% of our clients exit the program within 6 months.