13 affordable tiny homes completed at SquareOne’s Cottage Grove co-op

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13 affordable tiny homes completed at SquareOne's Cottage Grove Village co-op

13 affordable tiny homes completed at SquareOne’s Cottage Grove Village co-op

Cottage Village, a housing co-op that provides tiny homes to unhoused people and those at risk of becoming homeless in rural areas, recently completed building its final four homes.

The nine other affordable tiny homes at the village in Cottage Grove were completed in August 2020.

To celebrate the building completion, the co-op will host an open house event at Cottage Village, 1430 E. Madison Ave. in Cottage Grove, with barbeque food, live music and a ribbon-cutting. The event will start at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Some of the homes will be open to tours, with masks required, according to a news release.

Several of the tiny houses are suitable for small families, and two are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As a co-op, the residents self-manage the community and the maintenance of shared facilities.

The co-op was created by SquareOne Villages, a nonprofit that creates self-managed communities of affordable tiny homes for people in need of housing.

Residents also receive administrative support from SquareOne and the Cottage Village Coalition, a group of community members and housing advocates in Cottage Grove.

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