Tiny House EcoVillage
Location911 Adams St. SE Olympia, WA 98501
New Market Skills Center & Quixote Village
The YouthBuild Program in conjunction with the Alternative Energy Program at New Market Skills Center, will demonstrate a Tiny House EcoVillage, which include three 70 sq. ft. mobile sleeping units they are making for Quixote Village (Camp Quixote is Olympia's Homeless Tent City), and other tiny houses built locally.
The cottages will be powered by the Alternative Energy Program's mobile solar power station. Students from the South Sound YouthBuild Project will present for the Tour to walk visitors through the houses on display.
New Market / YouthBuild has partnered with Camp Quixote, the camp's support group Panza, and the NW EcoBuilding Guild to build a tiny house village for the local homeless population. Thurston County has offered a 1.6 acre lot to build a transitional housing village consisting of 30 tiny houses to be used for sleeping, and a common building that would house the kitchen, resource, laundry shower and bathroom facilities.
The structures will be 120 - 200 sq., ft sleeping units that cost $5,000 or less. Each one will be heated, insulated and provide power for one outlet and one light. In Summer 2010, the partnership conducted a Homeless Housing Design Competition and selected 3 exciting designs to build for the camp. In addition, the New Market program came up with our own tiny house design that is just 70 square feet, being built on a 10,000 lbs. dual axle trailer for portability. The structures will be 7' by 14' with a 4 foot porch on the front.