Housing insecurity & the tinyhouse village model
ABSTRACT: This paper describes resident’s perspectives on social capital in the context of tiny-house villages intended to mitigate housing insecurity. Three development models (one grassroots, one hybrid, and one traditional) are compared to understand how the architecture supports each village’s resocialization goal. Using an inductive framework, this study is founded on 21 interviews with residents and staff at each community as well as my observations as an Architect. I found common themes of stability, cleanliness, belonging, leadership, and community politics across all communities, which highlight key social dynamics that inform the resocialization process.
KEYWORDS: tiny-house villages, total institutions, cohesion, urban morphology, and sustainability