We've now passed on 121 RVs (motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, SUVs, and autos) and are revving up this program again - though not taking new names of veterans - we have plenty on the list. If you have a vehicle and it's in good shape and registered, please call Becky at
805-234-5478. Thank you!
To satisfy county requirements, we are having local builders give us bids on 30 tinies that can 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 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.
Our tiny houses will be built by a local lumber company using sustainable building methods. They will be structurally sound, well-insulated, and provide a warm and dry place for our villagers to sleep and be safe.
We are grateful to the Cal Poly Construction Mgmt students who built us two tinies. Tim Waag is now working with a Physics class who is designing a set of plans for a sustainable tiny house.
Since the outbreak of Covid in March 2020, we've been "takin' it to the streets." One of our eight 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 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.