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March 5, 2018

Space donated to build tiny houses

SEATTLE — King County is donating space in the former Old Flour Warehouse on Harbor Island to programs that assist the homeless.

The county is working with two partners, the Block Project and Humble Design. The county is donating space to the Block Project to build and store backyard cottages.

Humble Design collects donated furniture, dishes and other household supplies to furnish homes for people currently living on the streets.

Both projects will spend the next several weeks moving into the warehouse and gearing up operations.

The Block Project concept was created in 2016 by Block Architects, which designs, permits and manages construction.

Facing Homelessness, which focuses on building community understanding and awareness about homelessness, oversees the Block Project.

The programs both rely on community involvement and welcome volunteers, including help to build, assemble or landscape Block homes, or donations of furniture and other household goods. See http://www.the-block-project.com or http://www.humbledesign.org for more information.