Micro Homes For Veterans
With everything going on in the world, it’s nice to hear a heartwarming story every once in a while. This one is sure to tug at your heartstrings in the best way possible.
In the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, tiny houses have been under construction to create more affordable housing. Some of those tiny houses were built into a village for military veterans.
Late 2018 marked the opening of “The Village on 13th,” boasting three 288 square foot homes so far, but they plan to open up another veterans village in August of 2019.
Each of the micro homes has a big porch surrounded by edible landscaping. Veteran residents manage on-site community gardens as well.
The Village on 13th, also known as V13, was built on a vacant lot within an existing neighborhood. Each of these are mostly small, older homes, and rates start at $450 a month—far below the area’s market-rate housing.
Build Us Hope, an Arizona non-profit, is behind the incredible project. They built it with sustainability, long-term durability, and gorgeous design in mind.
Resident and veteran Nikki Bagley raved about her tiny home and how her life has changed since getting it. Needless to say, she’s thrilled.
“This is more than enough space than one person needs,” she said. “I was living in my car. Wow… just wow. 288 square feet. Here we are.”
The nonprofit is continuing to contract and build these tiny homes for as many people in need as possible, and they are continuing to build communities as well.
Watch the video below for more on this incredible organization. In my book, they’re doing so much for the veterans of our country, and it’s really something to admire.