Chicago Tiny House Hitting The Streets

Chicago Tiny House Hitting The Streets

Today we had the pleasure of visiting a highly talented group of youths, at West Town Academy High School. A special Thank You goes out to Marianne Pallozzi, a math teacher at West Town Academy High School, who reached out to us to help get kids involved with our project. Today our organization was invited to three periods of their day to talk about our project as well as getting West Town Academy involved with our project. It really was an awesome day to see the youth of today interested in doing good for our homeless residents. I’m proud to have participated and had a great time with the students today and hope many more visits to come.      
This was an exercise that Marianne Pallozzi created in class where she asked all the students to create a mock tiny house in the classroom actually finding the sq ft area then trying to see if all the furniture would fit into the area – It was a blast to see the brainstorming going on.  

Various other photos:

This is an amazing inspiration written on the wall of the classroom

Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago

Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago

Check out this article on the CBS website. Brien Cron was interviewed by Mike Krauser for WBBM Newsradio. You can listen to the interview here: Tiny Houses Have Big Plans To Expand In Chicago.

The non-profit start-up Chicago Tiny House Inc. envisions replicating what’s been done elsewhere in the country says the organization’s founder and president Brien Cron.

“Tiny Houses actually came about because, at this time, there’s about 12 different communities across the United States who are actually using the communities to house the homeless,” says Cron.

Cron says at first people in the communities wanted nothing to do with them but they came around and they’ve been successful putting people in homes and offering services they need.

The model would take advantage of lots available for $1.00.

The tiny houses, according to Cron, would cost about $25,000 each and they’re raising money for a prototype.

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