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Mon May 27, 2019, 11:41 PM

EMERALD VILLAGE: a Dream of an Affordable Tiny House Community



"Homelessness" is one terrible symptom of a disease plaguing more and more of us every day: overpriced housing. Dan Bryant, a generous pastor in Eugene, OR took this issue to heart and with the help of a vibrant community around him tried various solutions, until he finally came up with a genius idea and an absolutely gorgeous implementation! Let us take you on a virtual visit of "EMERALD VILLAGE". Nearing completion, this beautiful permanent tiny house village for the previously unhoused sets a game-changing example for communities all around the world that are trying to find compassionate solutions to their own housing crisis.

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Reply EMERALD VILLAGE: a Dream of an Affordable Tiny House Community (Original post)
Demovictory9 May 2019 OP
moreland01 May 2019 #1
lunatica May 2019 #2
Recursion May 2019 #3
Demovictory9 May 2019 #7
smirkymonkey May 2019 #4
Demovictory9 May 2019 #8
smirkymonkey May 2019 #11
mia May 2019 #5
ansible May 2019 #6
Demovictory9 May 2019 #9
Recursion May 2019 #12
Yavin4 May 2019 #10

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:22 AM

1. Beautiful.

Thanks for posting. A model for every community pondering affordable housing solutions.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:44 AM

2. This is the reason I'm a Democratic Socialist

There is no reason whatsoever that everyone who needs it shouldn’t have free housing. It’s quite obvious that most of the people in this video are elderly and have had hard lives being homeless.

These little House villages are the perfect solution for available housing, especially with rents and real estate getting so only the affluent and the rich can afford a place to live.

Fuck the causes of homelessness! I see more and more homeless people with gray hair now. No one deserves to be homeless in this country!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:10 AM

3. 2 dozen or so people on the lot space that would hold one McMansion

This is wonderful

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Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:09 PM

7. yes. and not teeny tiny sheds, but roomy small beautiful homes connected to plumbing

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:29 AM

4. Kicking for later viewing!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:11 PM

8. you will be glad you watched it. only 22 minutes.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #8)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:10 PM

11. That was wonderful!

It was so hopeful and just made me so happy for those people! This is what we need all over this country. Not only are they able to live with independence and self-respect, but they have a community that they are invested in. It's more than just a home, it's a neighborhood for them. They seem so grateful for and proud of their village.

I really hope this idea takes off all over the nation. I think it's wonderful! Thank you for sharing this!

I recommend this to everyone.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:40 AM

5. What a wonderful idea!

Thanks for sharing this.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:42 AM

6. Wish this was legal in California, sadly the scum who control the real estate market won't allow it

So many homeless people here while scumbags get rich in their 6 figure houses

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Response to ansible (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:12 PM

9. the neighborhood is PROUD of this lil village. Not a typical response.

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Response to ansible (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:01 PM

12. We've set two incompatible goals

We want housing to be a "good investment", meaning its value has to rise faster than inflation. We also want housing to be "affordable", meaning its value can't rise faster than inflation. When push has come to shove, the "investment" side has always won out.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:12 PM

10. Living in big houses makes people acquire a lot of junk to fill it up

And motivates them to stay inside. A tiny house may make people get out more and socialize.

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