We have been brainstorming this week and discussing ideas related to the Tiny House Project. One of the problems we wondered if we could tackle is financial support for the community, which is one of their biggest concerns. Of course, everything is still only on paper, but maybe one of these will eventually help raising some funds:
- Renting out
What about people who would like to go tiny, but have no idea if they can handle the alternate lifestyle? Why not try it out living tiny for a month or two before making the decision?
- Community’s own workshop
Organizing an open event from time to time to help the interested find out more about building their own tiny houses could also be a fun fundraiser.
- „Peep inside a tiny house“
Taking your tiny house on wheels to fairs and public events and letting people take a look inside for a small donation. Great way to popularize the community!</li
- Making a catalogue
Why not provide an insight – what materials to use for a tiny house and the approximate costs?
- While not being the main focus, it wouldn’t be a waste to raise the popularity of this little community. Perhaps their own YouTube channel with a weekly “1 day in a Tiny House” video by various members of the community could prove an interesting advertisement.Besides funding, there is another obstacle that tiny house owners face – a house on wheels cannot be given a proper address. If you live in a tiny house, you may still need to be registered at a regular house or apartment, necessary for having a driver’s license, etc. Even though we are not yet certain that we can contribute in this field, the community could benefit from the opportunity to form, perhaps, an area where registration of tiny houses is possible. A small village, if you will, with its own post box poll and a community’s own flag raised high beside it and tiny houses parked all around…These are the first ideas on how this community could possibly evolve. As for our next steps – we will hear what our NGO representative Shorty Robbins has to say on everything so far and we will be sure to update you, our readers, as well.Sincerely,F.I.T.
P.S. Turns out photos cannot be added in the comments section, so here is an addition from our documentarian Elias. The team`s sweet spot, and the needs of our NGO: