Backyard Tiny House Village: Twist on Intentional Community

Welcome to Going Places, an inventive in Portland, Oregon. It’s a fresh take on an as a small scale setup with 2 in the backyard and a shared small traditional house. It’s a way to make urban living affordable while creating meaningful neighborly connections.

Going Places showcases how truly accessible and rewarding community development can be.

A is semi-communal housing consisting of a cluster of private homes and a shared community space. Residents share resources like tools and in tasks, such as household repairs. Property, utility, and maintenance costs are also shared.

“I found that when people move to a cohousing community their relationships with their family and friends often improve because the physical and social structures of the community facilitate a healthier lifestyle.” -Lina Menard, Niche Consulting and original Going Places co-founder

πŸ‘‰About Lina Menard, designer/consultant: http://www.nichedesignbuild.com
🏑🏑🏑About Going Places: http://www.nichedesignbuild.com/news//we-are-going-places?rq=going%20places
πŸ‘‰More about Cohousing: https://www.cohousing.org

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πŸššπŸ‘πŸ’¨ After falling in love and building our 130 sq ft #tinyhouse on wheels, we hit the road to explore the tiny house movement.

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25 Comments

    • I love this kind of community and what I love about that the most is what that one guy say that this community is a little bit of a low commitment and has it’s balance.. Because that could be really helpful to be in community with commitment but not too strict or too stiff/stick to the schedules or regulations.

  1. What a wonderful way to be !!! Having a caring, workable community where everyone feels heard and safe is what I think everyone strives to have. I wish them all the best. Peace ✌🏽

  2. I’ve lived and traveled to many intentional communities over 6 years and I like their model here.
    My main concern is legality. If it’s not 100% legal for them to live that way there all it could take is one neighbor complaining and it could all crumble. I like that they’re engaging their neighbors, but that’s not enough security for me. Sadly the legality of tiny house living has delayed me living in one.

  3. Do they pay someone to come and clean the shared space every few days? I could see that being a problem. I assume they have a shared fund to replace items that break or need work. I could see that if they share main house chores some will do better more thorough jobs than others which could be a source of contention.

  4. Loved tiny houses… with a mini rocking chair.. lots of coffee and a Lovely bath tub..i can live in one foreverπŸ˜„πŸ’œ

  5. How did you get the community started. Would love to have one in our community. It is so difficult here in California . So, many people say not in our back yard. It is so frustrating. I am born and raised in California and my husband is from the south and he tells me all the time that people in California are not friendly. And he is right.

    • the south is very friendly and neighborly but we like our privacy too…good fences make good neighbors…most of the time it’s quiet and peaceful as can be until someone not familiar with our ways comes around and creates alot of noise, chaos and litter. shared values make tight communities.

  6. Love this! You told a great story, not just showed us a couple tiny homes. If I could give this 10 likes, I would!

    • k b For some folks, privacy is being 100 miles up a remote inlet with the nearest neighbours 3 miles across the inlet. For others, it’s turning up the earbuds and focusing on the book they’re reading. Horses for courses…

  7. This is a great concept, would love to see it happen around the country….It would be great in my small town in Nebraska….A 21st century version of the ’70s era commune’s…(I know of an ideal property about 3 miles north of the city that would be perfect for such a setup, buzz me and will send you the Google Maps photo with location data, btw this property has been on the market a very long time..)

  8. I really liked the other tiny, with the deck at the bed. I don’t know why more designs don’t do that. Seems so simple.

  9. Brilliant πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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