Tiny home village open house Sunday
Hand in Hand of Glynn will hold a community open house Sunday to give the public an opportunity to tour the tiny home village.
Anne Stembler, founder of the nonprofit organization, said 43 of the 60 planned tiny homes are totally furnished and ready for occupation by the homeless.
Organizers have requested 60 vouchers from the state and are expecting an answer by the end of December. “It would be nice to see these homes occupied before Christmas,” Stembler said.
The community day, set from 2 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, will include tours of the completed homes, a renovated community center, post office, laundry facilities, food pantry stocked by Second Harvest, and a computer lab.
Stembler said her organization is working to get computers for the lab, but all the outlets, hookups and power are already in the room.
Visitors will also tour the on-site clinic that will be staffed by a doctor two days a week to help meet the residents’ medical needs.
Stembler said five tiny homes that will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act are still being worked on. Special appliances are needed to help occupants maneuver in their kitchens.
Landscaping is ongoing, but the sod has been donated and laid by Sea Island staff.
And the street signs, all named after trees, are up, along with the street lights.
Organizers are waiting for the homes to be occupied before installing the community garden beds. This will enable residents to determine what to plant in the gardens.
“We’ve got a lot going on,” she said. “This will be a family friendly event with music, games and children’s events.”
Organizers are seeking cash donations, as well as dressers with three or four drawers, night stands, club chairs, larger furniture items, and kitchen and bath towels.
Go to handinhandofglynn.org to donate or for more information.
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