Help Seniors Build Tiny Houses

$6,200 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 32 months
Diana Moore
on behalf of Pat Rasmussen
 OLYMPIA, WA
Help build the first hemp tiny house in Washington State for senior citizens — with solar panels on the roof!

Senior citizen Pat Rasmussen is building the first industrial hemp insulated tiny house on a trailer in the state - right in Olympia  - to show other seniors how they can build their own secure, warm, comfortable green home on a small budget.

Many seniors like Pat live on $800 or less a month social security - some had jobs that didn't put retirement away for them. They deserve a secure, warm place to live and they can have one - a tiny home. 

Natural hemp insulation with energy efficient design means no heating is required. Solar panels mean no electricity bills. Solar water heating provides hot water. The tiny house sits on a trailer designed for tiny houses so it can be moved when needed.

Growing industrial hemp is now legal in Washington State - the first seeds go in the ground spring of 2017. We are fostering a new industry for our state. It's time to get ready for building with hemp!

The tiny house can be placed in a community space, a tiny home village, or as an Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) in someone's yard where they can live in community with the home dwellers and other friends in the neighborhood of their choice and with a network of support. 

Seniors will work together to build Pat's tiny house, while learning the skills to build their own.  They’ll work together with partner organizations and agencies to build a program and develop funding sources so many seniors can take advantage of the new “Tiny Homes for Seniors” housing solution. Partners will be working with the City of Olympia as they launch the “missing middle” project analyzing what the City can do to remove any obstacles to this type of housing being built in Olympia – such as city codes, fees or other requirements. 

The program will include helping ten more seniors raise funds and build their own tiny houses following this model.  

By donating to Pat's project, you will set off a new green, affordable revolution: hemp tiny homes for seniors! 

Your donations will go to pay for:

*** Design – www.ionecobuilding.com and www.facebook.com/nwhempbuilders/ and  www.hempace.com/
*** Wood and windows                                                                                             

*** Tiny house trailer -ironeagletinyhousetrailer.com/tinyhomes/                                                       *** Solar panel installation - www.puresolar.org and www.southsoundsolar.com/      
*** Solar hot water installation - www.southsoundsolar.com/                                     
*** Hemp batt insulation - www.hemp-technologies.com/  and installation www.facebook.com/nwhempbuilders/                                                                      

*** Ecobuilder planning and support  - www.ionecobuilding.com                                
*** Work parties for seniors  - www.ionecobuilding.com and www.facebook.com/nwhempbuilders/                                                                       

*** Grant writing for the next 10 seniors’ tiny homes and permit processes -   www.edibleforestgardens.org  

Supporters:

Northwest Ecobuilding Guild – Chris Van Daalen                                                                                 PureSolar – Rich Phillips                                                                                                                 South Sound Solar - Sam Winters                                                                                                                                                                             Olympia Unitarian Universalist Church  -                                                                    

Hemp Ace International LLC – Joy Beckerman                                                                                        Northwest Hemp Builders – Matt Eklund                                                                                           Ion Ecobuilding – Natural builder Joseph Becker                                                      Habitat for Humanity   -                                                                                                  

The tiny home design will be shared freely. 
Donations are tax deductible.
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Wade Duncan
20 months ago

hey wade duncan yes i 60 yr a seniors i thank you for help

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Olivia Hart
28 months ago

I am wanting to meet up with you and help support this effort!(*THIS IS WHAT I CALL. REAL "SOCIAL SECURITY")

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Kathy Ging
29 months ago

BringingItHomeMovie.com movie site referenced in a recent post is not the site of the HempBuilding.com site. The movie, however, does include an interview with Steve Allin, author of Building with Hemp. Want to add that OSU (Oregon State University, Oregon) Ecampus offers an ON LINE, all materials ONLINE, class sequence in English 3 times a year (not summer) to anyone worldwide on Industrial Hemp (free to Oregon residents age 65 or better). 25+ world class hemp experts donated their time to make presentations I was told!

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Kathy Ging
29 months ago

Pls. note that in my comment I put the wrong ending on Steve Allin's web site to access his book with 350 colored photos and well informed info about building with hemp; here is corrected version: web site to access E book or paperback Building with Hemp go to HempBuilding.com Also be sure to see the movie at this site: - you can order DVD and get an activist rate license to pay in public with some restrictions or just buy one for you to share with pals: BringingItHomeMovie.com = Bringing It Home: Hemp Is Hope fantastic award winning 1 hr. film by two women producers who have mastered the art of film! Share with the whole family. Another site on hempcrete from Canada: hempcrete.ca

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patricia anderson
17 months ago

This is a wonderful investment of dollars, talent, and time to make having a home a reality for seniors who otherwise might live their sunset years on the street.

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Ej Zita
17 months ago
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thank you for your visionary work for local affordable housing!

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Bill Mech
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Patricia Menzies
27 months ago
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I met Pat back in 2010 when she hosted a workshop led by Robyn Francis, a wonderful Permaculture teacher from Australia. I found her home and gardens delightful. I have enjoyed running into her at various Convergences and such over the years. I would love to see this project find the support and recognition that it and Pat deserves.

Wade Duncan
20 months ago

hey wade duncan yes i 60 yr a seniors i thank you for help

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Olivia Hart
28 months ago

I am wanting to meet up with you and help support this effort!(*THIS IS WHAT I CALL. REAL "SOCIAL SECURITY")

+ Read More
Kathy Ging
29 months ago

BringingItHomeMovie.com movie site referenced in a recent post is not the site of the HempBuilding.com site. The movie, however, does include an interview with Steve Allin, author of Building with Hemp. Want to add that OSU (Oregon State University, Oregon) Ecampus offers an ON LINE, all materials ONLINE, class sequence in English 3 times a year (not summer) to anyone worldwide on Industrial Hemp (free to Oregon residents age 65 or better). 25+ world class hemp experts donated their time to make presentations I was told!

+ Read More
Kathy Ging
29 months ago

Pls. note that in my comment I put the wrong ending on Steve Allin's web site to access his book with 350 colored photos and well informed info about building with hemp; here is corrected version: web site to access E book or paperback Building with Hemp go to HempBuilding.com Also be sure to see the movie at this site: - you can order DVD and get an activist rate license to pay in public with some restrictions or just buy one for you to share with pals: BringingItHomeMovie.com = Bringing It Home: Hemp Is Hope fantastic award winning 1 hr. film by two women producers who have mastered the art of film! Share with the whole family. Another site on hempcrete from Canada: hempcrete.ca

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