Repurposed Mock Up Makes Tiny Home for Houseless Community

What an amazing experience for our WALSH team and partners at RDF Builders! We’d like to thank REACH CDC, Ankrom Moisan and Julia Mollner from the Useful Waste Initiative for including us in the opportunity to successfully repurpose the construction mockup from the Wy’East Plaza affordable housing project!

In 2017, Carleton Hart Architecture PC Job Captain Julia Mollner came up with a concept of converting construction mock-ups into shelters for the Portland houseless community. She created the Useful Waste Initiative in collaboration with Portland State University’s Center for Public Interest Design.
Our WALSH and RDF crews donated time and equipment to build out the mockup and our team of Jay Nees, Roger Williams and Darren Anstine successfully navigated the delivery to its home at the houseless community of C(3)PO (Creating Conscious Communities with People Outside). Inspiring work by all!
Thanks to Josh Kulla and the Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon for highlighting the effort. Link to the article!
Photos by Josh Kulla