Weds 10am-12pm, join PDX Shelter Forum 3: SquareOne–From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Co-Op Villages

Sean Green <green@...>


We are excited to announce a very special forum next Wednesday, January 27th 2021 with guests from SquareOne Villages, Eugene, whose mission is to “create self-managed communities of cost-effective tiny homes for people in need of housing.” 

Since its  founding in 2012, SquareOne Villages has developed three villages in Lane County, Oregon - Opportunity, Emerald, and Cottage Grove Villages -- and has multiple additional projects in progress.

The Village Model developed by Square One, with support from Portland-based Meyer Memorial Trust, puts forth a collaborative, community-based approach to building and sustaining stable, permanently affordable places to call home. Two important components of the model are a community land trust to ensure the property is permanently affordable, and a limited-equity cooperative that owns the buildings and allows  residents to become co-governing members and joint owners. 

The forum will feature:

This forum will be co-hosted by Tim McCormick – moderator of PDX Shelter Forum and editor of  HousingWiki – who was recently featured along with our guest Andrew Heben in an excellent interview by Thacher Schmid on villages.


Virtual Forum Information

Wednesday, January 27th from 10:00AM-12:00PM (Pacific).

RSVP at to attend live or receive a recording and notes from the event [or to purchase a copy of Andrew Heben's Tent City Urbanism: From Self-organized Camps to Tiny House Villages. 

The event is suggested donation - you are welcome even if you can't donate financially, but are also welcome to donate/sponsor (and be recognized for it at the event, if you'd like) to help us be able to continue these events. 

We encourage you to share this event announcement in your communities, and we particularly invite and urge you to invite houseless neighbors. Their presence, questions, and comments, spoken or written, will be prioritized at the event. You can find postcards that you can print out and distribute attached to this email and on the event page.

This event is co-hosted by 

  • ShelterPDX / PDX Shelter Forum (

  • Alternative Shelter & Villages (FYI–this group is in the process of rebranding)

  • Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN)

Founder & COO, Aforma
Chair, NECN (Chair, LUTC)
Member, DRAC (Chair, PITC)

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