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Can Tiny Homes Solve Homelessness In The U.S.?

Sawhorse Revolution is a youth-oriented construction program currently focusing on building an eco-village at Nickelsville, a homeless encampment in Seattle, Washington.

Sarah Smith and a team of high schoolers approach the residents of Nickelsville as their clients to deliver customized, hand-built homes to help ease the transition from homelessness to the next stage of the resident’s life.

Our mission is to foster confident, community-oriented youth through the power of carpentry and craft.


With construction, made possible by a successful crowdfunding campaign, nearing completion, the team is back with plans to build four more moveable eco-friendly structures, including a tiny house duplex that’s ideal for families.

What happens when teens build tiny houses and more for the homeless? Welcome to the Impossible City, where real shelter, real skills, and a new model for community service can be discovered.