September, 2018 - June, 2020
Small group of us met biweekly as a research group, learning from community leaders in the field and interested citizens, sharing resources and shaping our vision.
We are grateful for the knowledge and support from folks from Habitat for Humanity, Middlebury College Architecture Department, Hannaford Career Center's Design Build Program, Silver Maple Construction, Norwich University, real estate agents in our communities, the Housing Coaltion of Addison County and many more.
John Dale, a beloved and respected architect in MIddlebury who passed last Spring, worked with us to propose a design charrette for the AIA Design Conference. Check out the renderings on our Our Vision page.
Vermont Student Documentary Trip drove across the country learning from other communities who are successfully managing tiny home villages. Watch our two videos that were made to share our research.
We held Information meetings and film screenings of our documentary at Isley Library, Middlebury Marquis Theater and Unitarian Universalist Church.
Immediate Goal - September, 2020 - December, 2020
Raise 90K for 3 homes for Addison County residents.
In partnership with local service providers to find residents.
By December 2020:
- Already built by a builder in Bellows Falls. This is ‘turn-key’ ready, just waiting for funding to purchase and move. We are currently partnering with Addison County Housing Coalition to find potential resident and ownership structure. 30k
- Patricia Hannaford Career Center Design and Build students to construct one during the 2021/2022 school year. 30k materials cost
- Norwich University Architecture Program collaboration with Independent Bellows Falls student, design/build a tiny home. 30k materials cost
Land Acquisition in Middlebury
We are seeking a minimum 3 acre parcel within public transportation and town services of Middlebury.
We are hoping to start the infrastructure in Spring, 2021; to permanently place the first couple of homes Summer or Fall, 2021.