Low Income Housing Institute

It Takes a Tiny Village!

Happy New Year!

The outpouring of support for LIHI and Nickelsville’s first Tiny House Village has been incredible.  Located on Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd land at 22nd and Union, the Tiny House Village site has been a swarm of activity for the last few weeks as volunteers and future residents have come together to prepare the site and build the houses.


The Wood Technology Center team installing stairs

The Tiny House Village is looking good! So far we have wired the houses for electricity and are digging the trenches to connect the power. All of the houses are now on site, and just a few details remain until we can open.

LIHI is looking for volunteers to help with this set-up! We will be hosting two build days.  Join us this Sunday,January 10th, after the Seahawks game from 1-4 and on Monday the 11th from 10-4. We are looking for people who are able to paint walls, install plywood interiors and insulation, lay floor tiles, and do many other tasks. Just show up at 1419 22nd Ave. Seattle (Central Area) to help.  If you have questions, contact Monica Joe by email or 206-957-8042.


Trench for electrical cable. The houses will have light and heat!

The house on this site were built by:

Wood Technology Center
Seattle Vocational Institute
Tulalip Tribe TERO Training Program
Walsh Construction Company
Renton Technical College
Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW)
Sawhorse Revolution
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church

A special shout out to the following movers and shakers who have been instrumental in making this project come to life:

Nickelsville
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
LIHI Board President Melinda Nichols and her husband Clifford Nichols
LIHI Staffers Monica Joe, John Syverson, Charese Jones, and Lyall Browning
Catie Chaplan and the Wood Technology Center team
Doug Hobkirk
Nancy Mason
Steve Tucker
Joe Hengtgen of Portable Storage Northwest
Environmental Works
The Plumbing Joint

The materials for a tiny house only cost $2,200! To support the Tiny House Village, click here.
Stay tuned for details:  we will be hosting a housewarming event soon.


Deluxe Plumbed & Heated Outhouse