Matt's Tiny House Fund

$6,300 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 28 months
Greetings, and thanks for checking out my page. 

My name is Matthew Olson. I am 18 years old, and I am on a mission. A mission to help save our planet.

I want to raise awareness about the unsustainable ways millions of us live today. To do this, I am building a tiny house as a new, sustainstainable living model. Once I'm done, I plan to donate my house to a family in need.

 I am asking for your help to purchase the materials I need to keep building.  Any contribution would be a HUGE help.

I will be posting updates every few weeks and will let you know where I'm at.

Thank you so much for your support.

Matthew J. Olson
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We did it!

Thank you all so much for making this house possible - after all, this is OUR project.

Take a look at what the media is saying:

Mom and Emily painting the doors
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7 Days to Go!

Dear Friends and Family,

First of all I want to announce the great news that my project is fully funded. Thanks SO MUCH to you all! This is amazing news and something that I really couldn’t imagine when I set my goal. This has been such an inspirational experience.

Here's the lowdown on where I'm at:
· The electrical box is in and the house is wired
· All the exterior trim is finnished
· The bathroom and shower are framed
· My mom has agreed to paint the front doors red – for good luck!

I’ll be presenting my work next Tuesday. Please come if you can!

Tuesday, April 4th
10:15 a.m.

Green Meadow Waldorf School, Rose Hall
307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge NY 10977
Putting up the insulation
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Dear friends and family,

The countdown is on. I’m down to the last 25 days of my campaign.

The house is progressing nicely and I’ve been taking advantage of some warmer nightshifts to make solid progress. The snow today makes it a little more challenging, but…onwards!

The roof is on and shingled. The base is insulated. The house is wrapped and windows are installed. Next comes the wood siding and then the doors. It’s looking not too shabby!

I would like to invite you all to the presentation of my project. Please come if you can!

Date and time:
Tuesday, April 4th
10:20 a.m.

Green Meadow Waldorf School, Rose Hall
307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

Thank you all again for your amazing support.

Snow Day!
Window installation with friends
Good times
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Dear friends and family,
My structure is now officially a functional shelter as I have finished installing the roof rafters and shingles. In total the house is now over 14 feet high and I can’t stop thinking about how crazy it is going to be to get it under the electrical wires when I move it!  Tomorrow I will start installing the windows. There are seven in all, not including the giant French doors that take up most of the front face of the house — this will allow for the greenhouse effect to take place and save money and energy on heating. The windows are all also very well insulated.

I will be presenting my work the first week of April and I’d love you to come.  Once I have a date and time I’ll let you all know. Three weeks to go in my campaign!  Please help to spread the word.

Thanks so much to all,

Window installation.
Thank gosh for friends with fork lifts.
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$6,300 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 28 months
Created November 30, 2016
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Menashe Horowitz
24 months ago

Really creative. Keep it up.

25 months ago
AmmaAfi Westdal
25 months ago


Geraldine Laybourne
25 months ago

Go Matt Go

Andrew Olson
25 months ago


Richard and Marcia Olson
25 months ago

Great work Mattie!

Kathleen McMahon
25 months ago

Great senior project AND giving back to Mother Earth AND a deserving family.

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