North Texas Wandering Community Corporation is a non-profit organization committed to leading, innovating, and disseminating the development of tiny house villages throughout the state of Texas.
Our Board of Directors are dedicated in building villages for those who are unsheltered.
Our goal here is to provide a comprehensive set of resources for planning and developing a tiny house village—from concept to reality—and to emphasize a collaborative process that brings a diverse range of stakeholders to the table. It's intended to be a living document that will continue to grow and evolve over time.
While the tiny houses themselves have generated much of the buzz, we believe the most critical innovation of the Village Model is involving new players in the development process. Housing development has become a highly specialized endeavor, and non-specialists are left with few avenues for contributing. But tiny houses offer a more approachable scale, allowing for a diverse range of citizens to engage in the process—acting as "co-developers" of new and innovative housing options.
We have found that involving community members and future residents in the process creates a stronger sense of local ownership that has the ability to :
1) respond to needs and desires specific to the local community,
2) draw on additional support and resources that exist in the community, and
3) breakdown common stereotypes around homelessness and affordable housing.
By showing that even non-professional, non-wealthy citizens can make a mark on the city we can begin to heal the rifts that are creating barriers to change.
Partnering with North Texas Wandering Community Corporation can help make these local efforts more effective. It is our hope that this community will provide a jumping off point and extending their support for more action, looking to take a tiny house village from concept to reality.