An “intentional village” of tiny houses can help solve Hawaii’s housing crisis — and they are not just for the homeless.

There has been justifiable excitement in the news lately about building tiny houses for the homeless in such areas as Waianae, Kalaeloa and Waimanalo. It’s the least expensive way to solve the tough problem of being able to afford a home in Hawaii. However, this has led some people to wonder, “Hey, where’s my tiny house? I’m having a tough time paying my rent as well.” Hold on, help is on the way. Tiny houses are coming to the rescue!

It is a community of like-minded people who have small private homes clustered around a shared space. Each attached or single family home can have traditional amenities. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, recreational spaces and a community garden.

It could be a group of active seniors,yoga and meditation enthusiasts, or even a group of lifelong friends who want to downsize now that the kids are gone.

In any case, what they will want to have is a strong, secure tiny house to live in. This is where ThePerfectSpace comes in. The company builds affordable, portable and expandable structures that can assembled by a few handy people in just a few days. It is made to last more then 50 years with minimal maintenance, and is 100 percent waterproof, rustproof, termite proof. The Basic 10-by-12-foot kit starts at only $13,800 when assembled on a level Oahu lot.

To find out more come to a free seminar on Tiny Houses this Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cool Roof Store, 1363 S. Beretania St.

CONTACT // 591-1905
ADDRESS // 1363 S. Beretania St. (at the corner of Keeaumoku Street)
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