To satisfy county requirements, when we find our land, we will have a local builder build 30 tinies that will be delivered on a truck and assembled on-site, They will meet all 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!
When we locate our land, 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. The garden will contribute to the village’s self-sufficiency while providing a source of fresh 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. 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 Fall 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 nine 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, and nylon sleeping bags that go down to 30 degrees (our local Big 5 has "TAOS" sleeping bags for under $20 - mention Hope's Village to receive a 10% discount); large backpacks, and new dark tarps. Those living on the streets greatly appreciate these essential items to make their nights a bit more comfortable while having to live outdoors.