Last weekend BLP volunteered with the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity to clear the site and install silt fencing for the construction of a “Kinda-Tiny Home.” The team worked along with Faye, the homeowner, filling two dumpsters with tree branches and using a wood chipper on the remaining branches.
Through a collaboration between the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity and USGBC Athens, a design competition entitled “Kinda-Tiny Homes” sought to provide creative solutions to the affordable housing issues in Athens. Although not truly tiny homes, which by definition are typically less than 400 square feet, these Kinda-Tiny Homes will come in around 750 SF to work within allowable zoning requirements for minimal square footage within the city. Additionally, these homes will be the first LEED Certified residential houses to ever hit the real estate market in Athens. In January BLP attended the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Committee of 100 Gala to help raise funds for the project.