Inside plans for new tiny home village where you can live rent free for two years – but there’s a catch

A NONPROFIT organization has designed a small home village where people can live rent-free for up to two years.

The loft cottages are only available to the homeless population to help them get back on their feet.

Joppa, a non-profit organization, has designed a small home village where people can live rent-free for up to two years

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Joppa, a non-profit organization, has designed a small home village where people can live rent-free for up to two yearsPhoto Credit: YouTube/Joppa/Trillix
The loft cottages are only available to the homeless population to help them get back on their feet

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The loft cottages are only available to the homeless population to help them get back on their feetPhoto Credit: YouTube/Joppa/Trillix

Joppa, a non-profit organization aiming to help homeless people rebuild their lives, designed a village of loft cottages equipped with kitchenettes and bathrooms.

According to Joppa’s website, the homes would be solar powered and could be delivered in prefabricated sections that could be built by local businesses, churches and schools.

Joppa introduced three different designs for the cottages, including one that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act’s accessible design standards.

Ideally, the village is within a mile of a grocery store or supermarket and a bus stop.

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Residents are allowed to stay in the cottages for six to 24 months.

According to Joppa, this is much longer than is allowed in a homeless shelter, where people can only stay 30 to 90 days.

The longer stay in the huts is intended to give homeless people time to find employment and permanent accommodation.

In the villages of Joppa, 50 homeless people are to be accommodated, whether they live on the street, under bridges, in a tent or in a car.

Residents are required to follow a code of conduct and a resident manager is on site 24 hours a day.

The residents of the huts also help with the upkeep of the village.

There will also be micro-enterprise opportunities in the villages of Joppa, such as a community garden, bee farm and chickens.

Ideally there would also be potential jobs and services close to the village.

The Iowa-based nonprofit is working with city and county officials to create one of those villages in Polk County, located about 9 miles northeast of Des Moines.

To learn more about affordable small community communities, the US Sun ran a report on a Utah neighborhood trying to serve as a community for people emerging from chronic homelessness.

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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