The first of its kind in the Outer East – the Tiny Homes pilot addressing the housing crisis
Homelessness is widespread with as many as 24,000 Victorians experiencing homelessness on any given night*. In order to be a catalyst for housing for vulnerable people and address this immediate need, Anchor have had to explore innovative ideas that provide solutions to the housing crisis.
It is our vision that “everybody has a home and place to build their future”, and it is this vision which led to the Tiny Homes pilot. Identifying an emerging trend that began in the US and NZ, our goal was to create affordable and temporary accommodation options that offered respite and support to those in need.
Of course, we knew that despite its “tiny” name, this pilot was a great feat- and one we could not have achieved alone. Together with our wonderful partners, Tiny House Trailer Homes and Hangan Constructions, and supported by Myer Eastland and Knox, Dynamic Steel Frame and Bluescope Steel (who generously donated the frame and cladding), our Tiny Home is now completed and ready to be moved into!
The first of its kind in the Outer East, the Tiny Home will be a wonderful alternative for short term accommodation for those experiencing homelessness. With a support network like this around them, we hope that the Tiny Home will allow those who have fallen on hard times the opportunity to have a fresh start and get back on their feet.
We want to thank our partners and supporters who worked tirelessly to help complete our Tiny Home, even whilst we were in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. We are so grateful to have such wonderful local support and partnerships that help us to continue to do what we do.