Tiny house village being built for homeless veterans in Oregon

Tiny house village being built for homeless veterans in Oregon


“After a successful collaborative effort to set up the Kenton Women’s Village, City Repair is partnering with [other NGOs] to create a sleeping pod village for 15 houseless veterans in Clackamas County for version 3.0 of Partners on Dwelling (POD) initiative.

The purpose of the CVV is intended to provide shelter, facilities and services for Veterans who are homeless – as a transition to permanent housing. The Guiding Principles are Dignity and Respect, Self-Governance, Nature and the environment.

City Repair.org

Behind the Clackamas County offices in Oregon, you’ll find about a dozen architecture students building small living spaces for local homeless veterans.

Modeled after a similar project for women in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, the area’s first Veterans Village will house up to 30 veterans in 8-by-12-foot bathrooms, showers, offices, a kitchen and workshop.

During a 2017 count, Clackamas County identified 85 homeless veterans, including 52 who were unsheltered and 30 who were chronically homeless. Organizers hope the village can fill a needed gap for these veterans between sleeping outside and finding a permanent home.

“It’s not traditional housing, but it’s something that can be done very quickly, very affordably, and hopefully in a very dignified way,” said Todd Ferry with the Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University, part of a coalition of government groups, nonprofits and businesses helping create the village. “Hopefully, in its operation, it can be really empowering through self-governance and by allowing people a place to build community and feel safe.”

Oregon Live.com

Construction details of the Pod Initiative

The veteran pod tiny houses have truss wall modules to maximize use of space.

The veteran pod tiny houses have truss wall modules to maximize use of space.


Wow, be sure to look at the SRG Partnership.com website. This site shows detailed photos, drawings and other important information. This is a Great project!


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Tiny house village being built for homeless veterans in Oregon — 2 Comments

  1. Are detailed plans available online? This design is good enough for widespread replication. Some people might want to build their own using recycled wood, etc. Again, great work by everyone involved. Lots of people talk about homelessness but few do much to help.

    Two out of many possibilities:
    – bolt to a trailer for mobility
    – make it longer inside by adding additional modules. Ex: space for home office, etc.

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