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Tiny House Village Nears Completion In Eugene

A new permanent tiny house community is holding an open house Friday in Eugene.

Construction is still underway on the small homes at Emerald Village. The non-profit SquareOne owns this lot in north Eugene. Project Director Andy Heban, says Emerald Village offers something different from their other tiny house project which provides transitional housing.
“Rather than duplicating Opportunity Village we looked at how can we design a permanent low-cost housing model and so we came up with this, Emerald Village, to be affordable to somebody with part-time work or on a fixed income at a cost of $250 to $350 a month.”
Each of the 22 houses are about 250 square feet with bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces.
Many of the tiny houses here were designed and built by local architects and construction firms who volunteered their skills. Residents are required to put in their own sweat equity.
The open house at Emerald Village is at 2 p.m. Friday at 24 North Polk in Eugene.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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