Tiny House Needed
Organized by: Patricia Tranum
Patricia Tranum via Crowdrise
August 22, 2014
EVENT DATE Aug 17, 2014
I am seeking donations to help a young man who is virtually homeless. Aside from "couch surfing" with friends, he has nowhere to call home. He is a very hard worker, up early each morning seeking opportunities. He has just started working part-time with a small construction crew and is trying to keep some money back. it's hard as it all goes towards food and gas to get rides to work. He has gone without basic health and dental care for 9 years and it is starting to affect him adversely.
Tiny Houses are under 200 square feet and include a bathroom, kitchen and sleeping area. They are built on trailers and can be RV certified so they can be parked in an RV site. Most folks build their own to keep the cost down. To have it built costs $45,000 and up, this young man has committed to doing most of the work himself. This will bring the cost down to under $20,000. He has been searching Craigslist and the Habitat For Humanity re-sale store for bargains on windows, appliances and kitchen / bathroom fixtures and hardware.
The cost to live in a Tiny House is nominal. A very small utility bill and lot rent of approximately $250-$400 per month. This would enable him to save for a car and perhaps lead to more lucrative employment opportunities. Nowhere to go but up!
With your kindness this can become a reality. He has two young children he is struggling to support. He would be able to keep them on week-ends if he had a secure and safe home environment. Everybody wins!
Thank you for your time today.