Beloved Community Village Expansion – CVC is currently working to move the Beloved Community Village to a long-term city owned site where we plan to add up to 8 new units to Denver’s first tiny home village.
Women’s Tiny Home Village – CVC is preparing to begin the design and pre-development stage of building it’s second tiny home village. Announcements and updates are forthcoming at ColoradoVillageCollaborative.org
The Good Neighbor Project – A collaborative project integrating design, construction, education, and social impact. Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects, Cherry Creek Innovation Campus, and the Colorado Village Collaborative have partnered to create an educational program where high school students will learn the basic construction trades while working to address one of metro Denver’s more robust social challenges by building tiny homes that will be used to house people transitioning out of homelessness.
“In My Back Yard” – A socially engaged collaborative art project with Redline Contemporary Art Center. “In my back yard,” will be a mobile tiny home art gallery/event venue that demonstrates the vitality and creativity emerging from tiny home villages. We are currently in the design phase and seeking pop-up locations for summer 2018 with a range of events including art displays, concerts, and farm to table feasts.
Zoning/Building Code Updates – The City of Denver is currently undergoing an update of the Group Living Uses in its Zoning Code, and I am one of several CVC representatives on the subcommittee that is looking into “new and emerging uses” in the zoning code. This work will seek to create the zoning policy necessary in order to scale the tiny homes movement, and thereby to preserve and prioritize land for the poor in Denver’s urban core.
Boundless Wilderness Retreats – A collaborative wilderness retreat experience with rock-star adventure guide and photographer, Anna Larrabee. Boundless Wilderness Retreats provide space for cultivating Christian imagination by making a wilderness journey in friendship with Jesus. Throughout this wilderness journey, participants are invited to consider the depth of their cultural addiction to empire, and to develop the imagination necessary to walk the liberated, life filled path of Jesus in the world.