2018 Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

2018 Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

Welcome to the Annual Chicago Tiny House Fundraiser

This event will include The awesome musical talent of Teel Short & The incredible CHRON-O-TONES. 

There will be Guest Speakers and major announcements to be heard about Chicago Tiny House Inc. 

There will be lots of food music and raffles so please spread the word !!!! 

This event is being hosted by Chicago Tiny House Inc to welcome new support and raise money for our upcoming
Pilot program for Chicago.

Get Tickets today 

Amazing News for Tiny Houses

Amazing News for Tiny Houses

In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, a resident walks past a row of tiny houses at a homeless encampment in Seattle where full size homes stand behind. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to move hundreds more homeless people into tiny homes, emergency shelters and other immediate housing in the next 90 days. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file) ORG XMIT: PDX301

Under fire for removing homeless

from Lower Wacker,

Emanuel turns to tiny homes

Reported by Fran Spielman of the Suntimes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is forging ahead with a plan to build “tiny homes” on vacant city lots to create “permanent housing options” for Chicago’s “most vulnerable residents.” Under fire for ordering a homeless encampment on Lower Wacker Drive to vacate the site while the city fences it off to prevent their return, City Hall has issued a “request-for-information” from housing developers and non-profit housing agencies interested in building tiny homes.

Responses that will help the city “assess the viability of tiny homes within the context of local neighborhoods, the municipal code and affordable housing resources” are due back July 13. Development costs must “not exceed $2 million.” That means Chicago will be starting with a pilot about as small in scale as the homes themselves.

Interested developers were asked to “target specific sites and populations”–– including the chronically homeless, low-income residents, veterans and senior citizens –– and explain “the rationale for any proposed changes to the city’s zoning ordinance.”Tiny homes are stand-alone homes that generally include less than 500 square feet of living space, including kitchens, bathrooms and sleeping areas. Some models include a bedroom or second-floor loft area. Others include a combination bedroom and sitting area.

The Chicago experiment will be bankrolled by revenues generated by the city’s home-sharing fee and fees paid by developers who choose to contribute to the city’s Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund in lieu of building affording units on the site of their projects. With an estimated 8,700 homeless residents, Chicago is a perfect place to test the tiny homes movement, according to Nonie Brennan, CEO of All Chicago, which provides “backbone support” to Chicago’s homeless population.

She predicted a “tremendous amount of interest” from developers and non-profit housing agencies in a city that has already hosted a tiny homes conference.“We see it bubbling up in other communities and I feel very fortunate to live in a place that’s gonna be at the forefront of this,” Brennan said. “It’s a good way to create additional affordable housing. I don’t think it’s the only answer. But it’s one way to do it. There are people interested in developing this type of housing. And often, it can be developed quite quickly and become an asset to our community.”

As for the $2 million limit, Brennan said, “I see this as a beginning. This is a place to start. I’m hoping we’re gonna grow from this.”Last fall, the City Council held a hearing on the tiny homes concept, after Ald. Edward Burke (14th) urged the mayor to explore “out-of-the-box solutions to a chronic problem” of homelessness that “all major urban centers face.” Burke argued then that Chicago should follow the lead of “10 states –– from Florida to New York to California and in the Pacific Northwest” and build 320-square-foot homes that cost just $2,000 and can be put up in a few weeks.

“These tiny houses afford a level of privacy unavailable in crowded and often dangerous homeless shelters,” Burke said.Aldermen were told on that day that the city had been “approached by a number of developers,” including Catholic Charities, and that Emanuel was exploring the possibility of building “at least one, maybe two” projects on “vacant city land.” “While we agree that tiny homes can be built and frankly should probably be encouraged as part of a broad strategy to increase the supply of housing and access to affordable housing, we must be thoughtful and considerate of those intended to live in these tiny homes,” Anthony Simpkins, managing deputy commissioner of the Housing Bureau of the city’s Department of Planning and Development, said then.

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) grew up in Cabrini Green and serves on the board of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.His fast-growing West Loop ward also has homeless people living under viaducts along Hubbard Street who “don’t want to go” to shelters for fear of the “gang-banging and extortion” that goes on there, the alderman said. “People just want their own space. They want their shopping cart, their suitcases or whatever they have in their own space. And no matter how many times you move `em, they’re gonna take all that stuff and find them a spot for their own space,” Burnett said.

“This would give them an opportunity to have dignity, to have their own space. They can lock their door. They can protect whatever they have and have a place to lay their head. It’s a very humane thing.”

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day From all of us at
Chicago Tiny House to all our Moms

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
A perfect verse to describe our Moms

Donut Fest at the Zoo

Donut Fest at the Zoo

Chicago Tiny House Has Partnered with Donuts at the Zoo who will sponsor an awesome fundraiser for Chicago Tiny House & Lincoln Park Zoo

For every Ticket sold, Donuts at the Zoo will donate $5.00 to

Chicago Tiny House !

Ticket buyers must use our special code ” TINY ”
(without Quotes)

Please use this link: Donuts at The zoo

Donut Fest at the Zoo! – A Chicago Donut Tasting at Lincoln Park Zoo!

 

DESCRIPTION

Taste some of the best donuts in Chicago while sipping on mimosas, beer, wine (for those of age!) and coffee while taking in views of the zoo’s amazing animals & gardens. Tickets include Admission, donut tastings from some of Chicago’s most famous donut shops & bakeries, interactive games, live entertainment, giveaways and MORE! A large portion of the proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo and help the zoo stay free and open 365 days a year! Get your tickets now!

Want to have your donut featured at Donut Fest at the Zoo? E-mail us at [email protected] now to find out how to sample at any of our upcoming events!

FREE STUFF!

All attendees will also receive the following Freebies*: Use code ‘CTS2’ for 2 FREE rides from Lyft (up to $5 off each of your first two rides) – 2 FREE rides in an affordable ride share with Viausing promo code ‘CTS2’ – Up to $10 towards a FREE taxi ride from Curb with promo code ‘CTS10’– $25 in on-demand laundry service from Tide Spin with promo code ‘CHI25’ – $10 in FREE food at your favorite restaurants like Freshii, Protein Bar, Rockit & more from Ritual! *All offers valid for first time users only and subject to change without notice. Click HERE for more info!

PHOTO CONTEST:
Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using “#DonutFestatTheZoo” Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be contacted after the event!

FAQ
Do I need a ticket to go to this event?

  • Yes. You need a ticket to enter Donut Fest at the Zoo. It will be held in a large private area of Lincoln Park Zoo that includes many exhibits, gardens and more.

What do I need to bring to get into the event?

  • Your printed ticket from Eventbrite that displays the square QR code. If you plan to consume alcoholic beverages, you must have a valid 21+ government issued ID.

If I’m not going to be eating donuts, do I still need to buy a ticket?

  • Yes! ALL attendees 2 years of age and older, even those not eating donuts, must have a valid Eventbrite ticket to enter the event.

Will you have options to fit my specific dietary restriction?

  • A variety of donuts will be served, but we unfortunately cannot cater to all dietary restrictions. If you are gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. there may not be a lot of donut options for you, but the event will still be a blast!

Does my child need a ticket?

  • Yes. ALL attendees 2 years of age and older, even those not eating donuts, must have a valid Eventbrite ticket to enter the event.
  • Children under 2 years old do not need tickets, but they will NOT receive the donut tastings unless you buy a ticket for them.

DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR LINCOLN PARK ZOO MEMBERS:

For Lincoln Park Zoo members, please use the first three digits of your member ID for 10% off your tickets.

2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show

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Special thanks go out to Titan Tiny Homes for inviting Chicago Tiny House Inc. to its 2018 Chicago Tiny Home Show. Members of our group will be present all weekend with T-Shirts as well as networking materials as we look to to establish new friends in the field. We look forward to the event and thank Titan Tiny Homes for hosting this event. We ask all our supporters to come out and see these revolutionary homes already in existence and to meet people in our field.

From Titantinyhomes.com:

For those who have considered building or living in a tiny house, this is the must-attend event of the year. Attendees will learn everything they ever wanted to know about the tiny house movement and they will have a great time exploring their options. From young to old, participants will find something for everyone at this event.

Over Mother’s Day weekend, 2018, tiny home builders, vendors, and suppliers are gearing up for the first national event put on by highly coveted builder, Titan Tiny Homes. Attendees won’t want to miss a moment of this must-see extravaganza. It is slated to be an enjoyable day for the whole family to experience the latest developments up close and connect with like-minded individuals who are also interested in the tiny house movement.

Event host, Titan Tiny Homes, will showcase a diverse array of houses from various builders around the country. Participants will learn how tiny houses are unique and can be fully customized to the purchaser’s wants, needs, and requirements. Builders and designers will be on hand to answer questions.

This weekend tour will help would-be buyers to find their own dream house and also possibly enjoy some great food while listening to speakers from around the tiny house movement. Live music should add a festive flair to the goings on throughout. Attendees are invited to bring along questions, ideas, and avail themselves of the vast resources on hand to plan their own ideal tiny house experience. As a family-friendly event, children are invited alongside their parents to explore the different options open to attendees. With the advent of tiny houses, families have found it possible to reside in their tiny houses.

“I’ve had the pleasure of attending many tiny home shows all over the United States and really wanted to bring the first Tiny Home Show to Chicago because I know how special an event like this can be,” said Titan Tiny Homes founder, Bob Clarizio.

According to the website for the event, new details will be added in the coming weeks prior to the show so attendees can plan their entire day around the educational and entertainment offerings. There will be keynote speakers who can address questions on a host of topics, live entertainment, and much more.

In honor of Mother’s Day and all of the mothers out there, admission will be free for all moms who are attending with their children under 3 years of age!

The event venue is located just 30 minutes from Downtown Chicago at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

Over 20 Tiny Houses will be on display over the 3-day weekend. Each house has its own unique design that provides plenty of ideas and potential options for visitors to spark design ingenuity or, conversely, streamline the process with an already-perfect choice.

To alleviate concerns about parking, patrons can rest assured that with the Metra Rail Line only 940 feet from the front gates, transit in and out of the ballpark will be easy. Attendees opting to drive will have access to a nearby parking lot to ensure that anyone and everyone can get to where they are going without a hassle.

The show for 2018 Chicago Tiny Homes is being held on Friday, May 11th Through Sunday, May 13th, and the gates at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium open at 10:00 am and close at 8:00 pm daily. Tickets are available on the website for $15. For those who are considering downsizing, or those who have already begun, this event will show them how it’s done. Whether show attendees are already living in a tiny house or planning to move to one soon, they can anticipate learning all sorts of valuable tips.

Event exhibitors are planning to teach how the tiny house lifestyle works, how to downsize, how others are doing it successfully, and what it takes to get started. With the growing popularity of tiny houses, attendees will be afforded a unique experience that they are likely to cherish while riding the wave of a new phenomenon. For more information visit https://Titantinyhomes.com

ONE WEEK TILL OUR FUNDRAISER!

ONE WEEK TILL OUR FUNDRAISER!

Friday, January 26

7:00 p.m.

Wilson Abbey

931 W. Wilson Ave.

Chicago, Illinois

We are excited to meet you and share our vision for eliminating homelessness in Chicago. Tiny Houses are trendy right now. People are discovering the challenge and joy of becoming downwardly mobile, practicing minimalism, and reducing their carbon footprint with a simpler lifestyle. There are even HGTV shows about it: Tiny House, Big Living; Tiny House Hunters; and Tiny House Living.

We’re not in this for the trend. When we look at the potential tiny houses have, we immediately imagine a small community of tiny houses existing to alleviate homelessness in Chicago. Small spaces providing a sense of ownership and security. A stepping stone to independence.

One of our biggest hurdles is Chicago zoning laws. There are incredibly strict requirements for building, and at the moment there is no zoning that would allow for tiny houses to be built. We are working with a lawyer, aldermen, and other organizations to obtain new zoning for tiny houses.

The American TIny House Association has a wealth of information on zoning. There are townships and counties in Michigan, South Carolina, Utah, Tennesee, Colorado, California, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Texas. The biggest city to have no minimum size for houses is Philadelphia.

Smaller cities are amending their zoning regulations to include tiny house dimensions. Why is Chicago, one of the most pioneering cities in America, not considering the potential of tiny houses?

You can help us by attending our fundraiser next Friday night, the 26th, and donating to our fund to build a tiny house prototype. We believe that actually seeing and walking through a tiny house may change people’s minds and influence their decisions to allow for tiny house communities.

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