Tiny homes project picking up steam in Bozeman - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Tiny homes project picking up steam in Bozeman

Posted: Updated:
BOZEMAN -

A collection of tiny homes that could help house homeless people in Bozeman is picking up steam.

The idea looks to house people who cannot afford homes in Bozeman, where property values have skyrocketed in recent years. The tiny homes project was was created by the St. James Episcopal Church, Montana State University and the nonprofit Human Resource Development Council.

Currently, at least 100 people are homeless in Bozeman on a given night, according to the HRDC. Those numbers may not include people who are couch-surfing.

The new housing community will consist of 30 to 50 tiny homes and a resource hub. Each tiny home will cost about $10,000-$12.000 to make and the total cost for the project will run around $7 million. The homes would consist of a bed, shower, toilet, mini fridge and microwave.

“This is an outside of the box solution that would create an opportunity for folks to have access to housing in less traditional means that will hopefully set them on a path to self-sufficiency," said Heather Grenier, President and CEO of HRDC.

Grenier also said that they have potential land for the tiny homes, but they cannot give a location quite yet due to the fact they need to be able to see if it can hold 30-50 homes.

The Housing First Village project is also accepting online donations. Learn more about the project here.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • VIDEO: Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament

    VIDEO: Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:21:41 GMT

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park.    The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball.    Todd McLemore with Kingsport's Parks and Recreation Department says a verbal confrontation between two sets of spectators escalated into a chaotic brawl after someone got pushed.

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park.    The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball.    Todd McLemore with Kingsport's Parks and Recreation Department says a verbal confrontation between two sets of spectators escalated into a chaotic brawl after someone got pushed.

  • Symposium held in Bozeman to address community safety

    Symposium held in Bozeman to address community safety

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:07:18 GMT

    We’re only a few weeks into the “hundred deadliest days of the year,” the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day that sees the highest spike in fatal teen driving deaths, according to AAA. Montana State University’s Center for Health and Safety Culture is taking action.

    We’re only a few weeks into the “hundred deadliest days of the year,” the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day that sees the highest spike in fatal teen driving deaths, according to AAA. Montana State University’s Center for Health and Safety Culture is taking action.

  • Kalispell hospital under investigation for doctor pay

    Kalispell hospital under investigation for doctor pay

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:47:54 GMT

    Kalispell Regional Healthcare is under federal investigation over "compensation to certain physicians" and recently told employees it has set aside $21.5 million for a potential settlement.

    Kalispell Regional Healthcare is under federal investigation over "compensation to certain physicians" and recently told employees it has set aside $21.5 million for a potential settlement.

  • Second Chance: Man shocked by modern prices after prison release

    Second Chance: Man shocked by modern prices after prison release

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:14:10 GMT

    Imagine spending 23 years behind bars for a crime you did not commit. 

    Imagine spending 23 years behind bars for a crime you did not commit. 

  • Glacier Park reminds visitors not to throw food peels

    Glacier Park reminds visitors not to throw food peels

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:28:18 GMT

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - An orange or banana peel might seem natural, but park officials warn that they're dangerous for animals and can take years to rot.

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - An orange or banana peel might seem natural, but park officials warn that they're dangerous for animals and can take years to rot.

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.