This village was built in the first year of the pandemic. We purchased Wiggie’s Tavern in October 2020 and with the help of over 400 volunteers we built 36 conestoga huts that allowed people to start moving in by Thanksgiving 2020. Renovations to the building include shower rooms, laundry room and a residential kitchen. With temporary zoning from the city we were able to move in 28 people by the end of January 2021.
In 2022 we started transforming the asphalt to greenspace by adding timbers, gravel and dirt as well as started moving the conestoga huts to the locations that the permanent wooden houses will be. This will reduce the number of people living at the village from 28 to 22.
In 2023 we will finish landscaping and moving the conestoga huts, install solar as well as begin moving the larger wooden houses to site once they are constructed.
By 2024 we hope to have a food/drink/ice cream cart that can serve as a way to create revenue to pay for the operating costs of the village.