Tiny HOme Building

Photo ©Rick Sheremeta


We are excited to launch our latest project to serve the critical need for improved housing, career training, and jobs for underserved Native American populations. Our goal is to build a series of tiny homes that will provide comfortable and sustainable living spaces for members of these communities while also creating career opportunities in the building trades.

But we can’t do this alone. We need your support to make this project a reality. Your donation will help fund the hiring of a qualified building trades instructor who will train members of these communities in construction skills, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and more. These skills will not only help them build the tiny homes, but also provide them with valuable job skills that they can use in their future careers.

With your support, we can also provide the necessary building supplies and equipment to construct the tiny homes. These homes will provide safe and secure living spaces for those who need it most, and will be built to be environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient.

Your donation will make a real difference in the lives of underserved Native American populations. With improved housing and job skills, we can help break the cycle of poverty and create a brighter future for these communities.

Please consider making a donation today. Your support will help us provide vital resources and opportunities to underserved communities, and help us build a better future for all. Thank you for your support!


The amount of time it takes to build a tiny home kit can vary depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of the design, the size of the kit, the skill level of the builders, and the amount of help available. However, on average, it can take anywhere from 100 to 400 hours to build a tiny home kit. This can include time spent on site preparation, building the foundation, assembling the kit, installing plumbing and electrical systems, and finishing the interior and exterior of the home.

It typically takes 500 hours to build a tiny house. This of course can vary depending on size, skill level, and complexity, but 500 hours to build a tiny house is often a good rule of thumb for the average DIYer. Professional builders who have a dedicated facility will be able to reduce this down to about 300 hours.

We are planning to use students to build these homes as part of their training however when they complete their studies we want them to become employed as construction supervisors and laborers on these projects.

Since will have a mix of students and trained construction people working on the projects we’re going to use the figure of 365 hours per tiny home.

Mutiplying 365 x $20 hour = 7300 labor

  • Home Kits 15,000
  • Site preparation 5,000
  • Labor 7300

Total: 27,200 per home

We can start this project with 10 units and the annual salary for the instructor for a total of 

272,000 (ten homes) + 50,000 = 322,000

 Note: Pine Ridge Housing Need alone 15,000 units