Vision 20•20•20 – Our first Homeless Housing Build in the Books!

written by Tom Hayes Carriage Houses NW Homeless Housing Division 3-17-17 A solution to homelessness in Seattle moves forward against the odds. The city is trying to solve the crisis by allowing the construction of Tiny House Villages and a new one at Georgetown is fully underway supplying 37 living units. These secure bedrooms (usually 8’ x 12’) are designed to minimize restrictions due to building codes. The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is doing remarkable work coordinating the efforts between the city, building groups, social agencies, and the homeless. Carriage Houses NW sent a team of 6 builders to [Read More]

Homeless Housing Initiative

Carriage Houses Northwest will be providing 4 tiny house emergency shelters for a new homeless encampment being established in the Greenwood neighborhood by the Low Income Housing Institute. We are in the process of putting together teams of volunteers and construction leads for this project, which we call Vision 20•20•20. We are asking 20 people to each ask 20 friends for a $20 donation. Those same 20 people will show up on March 18th with the money they raised to build the 4 houses. Helping us greatly in this effort is Tom Hayes, a newly retired Shoreline elementary school teacher. [Read More]

Carriage Houses NW at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show

Visit us in the Tacoma Dome this week. [Read more...] [Read More]

CHNW Starting 2017 with a BANG!

There are a lot of great things going on with Carriage Houses Northwest that we would like to share with you! HOME SHOWS We are so excited to be a featured exhibitor at both the Seattle and Tacoma Home shows. The Tacoma Home & Garden Show runs January 26 – 29 and we will be featuring two of our eclectic backyard Cottages / Tiny Houses. We are doubly excited to announce that as a featured exhibitor of The Seattle Home Show, Feb 18 – 26, we will displaying 2 Cottages AND raffling off a Tiny House to one lucky winner!! [Read More]

Who the Heck is the Tiny House Buyer, Anyway?

As a builder of Tiny Houses, friends have asked me who my target customer is. What does the typical Tiny House buyer look like? Since beginning this amazing journey, I’ve concluded that the answer to the questions is . . . there is no typical Tiny House buyer. The people we have met who are dreaming about owning their own Tiny House are as varied and interesting as the flora on display in Seattle’s world famous Washington Park Arboretum. (Is that a stretch? Maybe.) We are having an absolute blast meeting people from around the Pacific Northwest and have learned [Read More]