Sawhorse Revolution Provides Tiny Houses for the Homeless

Alex Vietti IMPACT MILL CONTRIBUTOR
Sawhorse Revolution tiny house

Tiny houses might seem like a hip fad, but they’re becoming such a big deal that they now have their very own conference! For some, it’s a way of life. For others like a group of benevolent Seattle high school students, they’re also a solution to bigger problems like homelessness.

Sawhorse Revolution has been building tiny houses in Seattle with a mission: to foster confident, community-oriented youth through the power of carpentry and craft. Their latest project, dubbed the Impossible City, aims to create a space for those who have none. The group has also completed over a dozen other projects that teach high school students skills and raise funds for other initiatives.

The group knows they aren’t solving the problem of homelessness, but they’re excited to give their time and skills to building these structures and help the area’s less advantaged. In a time where a lot of things aren’t built with sustainability in mind, these homes employ efficient designs and reclaimed materials. They also give teens vital skills and a perspective that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.

And in the process, they teach all of us that sustainable design can be a powerful thing.

Students build tiny houses for homeless. Sawhorse Revolution by theworkprograme on Youtube

Alex is an Impact Mill contributor and animal advocate. She holds a Masters in Sustainable Solutions from the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Alex specializes in waste reduction, plant-based diet advocacy, earth-conscious fashion, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Follow her on Twitter.