To satisfy county requirements, we will have a local builder build 30 tinies that will be delivered on a truck and assembled on-site, They will meet codes, and provide privacy, safety, and warmth to our villagers who now sleep outdoors. Looking forward to the day when we set up our village!
Hope’s Village will have an organic vegetable & flower garden that will provide an opportunity for villagers to develop valuable skills while experiencing the healing effects of working in the dirt with plants. The garden will contribute to the village’s self-sufficiency while providing a source of fresh local produce for the village and the broader community.
We've passed on 126 RVs (motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, SUVs, and autos) and have other veterans on the waitlist. We're not getting many donated vehicles because too many folks are now living in their vehicles due to the economy. So if you have a registered vehicle in decent shape call Becky at 805-234-5478.
(This is a no budget program)
Our tiny houses will be built by a local lumber company in Santa Margarita using sustainable building methods. They will be structurally sound, well-insulated, and provide a warm and dry place for our veterans to sleep and be safe. They will last as long as any other stick-built house.
We are grateful to the Cal Poly Construction Mgmt students who built us two tinies. They were so happy to help! We'll be working in the Spring with architecture faculty to design a site plan for Hope's Village.
Since the outbreak of Covid in March 2020, we've been "takin' it to the streets." One of our seven volunteers is on the street almost every day of the week delivering food, water, and other necessities for living outside. They travel throughout the City of San Luis Obispo. We are fortunate to have such amazing volunteers who give their time and energy so that others won't go hungry or be cold at night.
We are always in search of new or clean and gently-used tents, nylon sleeping bags that go down to 30 degrees (our local Big 5 has sleeping bags for under $20); large backpacks, and new dark tarps. Those living on the streets greatly appreciate these essential items to make their nights a bit more comfortable in the wet Winter we're having.