an online resource for getting your village built     

The Village TOOLBOX provides and ever growing set of resources for planning, building, and managing a tiny house village—from concept to reality.

As you proceed, you'll find that some pages require a log-in. Become a Village Sustainer with a contribution of $5/month or more, and you'll be able to access these pages along with a bunch of other useful resources. Your​ contribution helps to sustain our mission and build a collective village movement!

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   Village Model   

what is it exactly? ...

In this section, we outline some guiding principles, defining components, and key benefits of the village model. From there, we establish two primary types of villages—Transitional and Affordable—and offer a description of each to help in choosing a path that's right for your community. Finally, we cover the critical roles and responsibilities in setting out to plan and build a village. This all provides an overview to what we are talking about before getting into how to do it.


the critical steps to starting a tiny house village...

...and tools for getting started!




   Precedent Tools   

see the process in action ...

Much can be learned from the successes and challenges of existing examples. In this section we highlight key resources from two communities developed by SquareOne — Opportunity Village and Emerald Village — which exemplify the two types of villages described in the Choosing a Path section above. We've also compiled a Case Study Matrix to provide a side-by-side comparison of some existing tiny house villages, and a Village Passport for a closer look at some of the strategies they deployed to make it happen.



   Tiny House Plans   


view our set of existing designs ...

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   Village Collaborative Network   


together we are a village movement ...


The Village Collaborative Network was created in an effort to connect, inform, and encourage collaboration amongst the various groups working towards a common vision of implementing the village model. Click the map below to see what's listed in your area, and be sure to add your info using the forms below!

If you're currently working at, working on, or looking to work on a tiny house village in your community.

If you've formed a group and have started a village or are actively in the process of starting a village.

the Village Collaborative Facebook Group is a one stop place to ask questions, introduce what you're  working on, share resources, and collaborate with others on a similar pursuit.

Written by our project director, Andrew Heben, Tent City Urbanism is an essential read for anyone looking to start a village. Significant discounts are available for quantity orders so that you can easily share these ideas with friends, colleagues, and public officials to help start the conversation in your community!

The Village Passport is a 76 page book documenting

nine existing tiny house villages to help you better understand the barriers faced throughout the process, and the strategies deployed by these successful initiatives. Get a free digital download by becoming a Village Sustainer!



   SquareOne Services   


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