Wanted to give a shout out to a few great organizations (and a lot of great folks) working on Minim House builds across the country this year:
cityLAB in Pittsburg is a remarkable nonprofit that performs experiments with the city as their laboratory. Experiments are chosen to seed economic development, generate buzz, and effect positive change in the city, from inside and out. This year they will build a Minim House on a vacant lot they recently purchased. Check out their Tiny House Journal as they progress.
Sustainafest is a unique partnership among the sustainability experts at Council Fire, a world class sustainability consultancy; Key School, a pre K-12 school located in Annapolis, MD and Living Classrooms Foundation, a regional education non-profit focused on experiential learning. From July 7th – 28th this summer, 50+ middle and high school students from Annapolis, Baltimore and surrounding areas will join forces with military veterans, building experts, educators and the sustainability leaders from SustainaFest to take on the challenge of building the Minim House. Check out the Sustainafest Tiny House Blog, Facebook page, and ABC News story.
There are also 18 other folks across the U.S. and Canada that purchased plans and are starting on their Minim House builds.
In the far north: Montreal and Chateauguay in Quebec, and Grand Prarie in Alberta.
To the South: Dallas TX, Atlanta GA.
To the West: Seattle WA, Bend OR, Portland OR, Durango CO, and LA.
To the Midwest: Chicago and Marietta OK.
To the East: NY state (x2), Lenox MA, Wellesley MA, Cambridge MA, and Asheville NC (in addition to Pittsburg and Annapolis)
Good luck to all as these builds get underway!