Bridging the Gap
It’s our belief that everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home. SquareOne seeks to bridge the often insurmountable gap between the street and conventional housing with a variety of inclusive, cost-effective housing options.
Land and housing are more than just financial assets for accumulating wealth. SquareOne deploys an innovative, shared-equity homeownership model that restricts the sale of land and preserves the long-term affordability of our housing for generations to come.
We go beyond building individual tiny houses. SquareOne builds democratic communities in which each resident has a voice in shaping how their community is operated and managed—creating a foundational sense of ownership on which the village thrives.
The American home has more than doubled in size since 1950, even as fewer people are living in them. SquareOne returns to simple, compact alternatives. In doing so, we believe we can not only address the housing gap, but also embody a vision for a more sustainable future.
Our approach is committed to engaging village residents and the surrounding community in the process; thus SquareOne not only builds affordable housing, we build equity through diverse community collaborations. By utilizing the resources around us, we can create more housing opportunities for those in need.
Since our founding in 2012, SquareOne Villages has developed three villages in Lane County and more are in the works. We've also consulted with dozens of other groups looking to build a village in their own community. Through this journey, we have reimagined affordable housing.
The Village Model puts forth a collaborative, community-based approach to building and sustaining stable, permanently affordable places to call home. Click below to learn more about our innovative housing model.