Homeless Housing Initiative

Posted February 1, 2017 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 [Read More]

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Carriage Houses NW at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show

Visit us in the Tacoma Dome this week to see two of our tiny house models featured at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show. [Read more...] [Read More]

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We’re Bringing Tiny Houses to Home Shows and the Homeless in 2017

There are a lot of great things going on with Carriage Houses Northwest that we would like to share with you! Our tiny houses will be featured in two PNW home shows. We are building tiny house shelters for the homeless. And, we are expanding our product to include a new model and options for longer units. 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 [Read More]

Who is the tiny house buyer?

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]

The Empty Warehouse

It’s easy to look at the picture below and see an empty warehouse. Bare walls, empty office, clean cement slab floor with sunlight peering in the windows in the bay door and the skylights overhead. But if you look a little closer and apply just a splash of imagination, you’d see what I saw as I stood there and took this picture. You’d see a couple of Tiny Houses sitting side by side. One looks like a traditional northwest craftsman style house and the other like a miniature version of the red barns that sprinkled the landscape of Whatcom County [Read More]