We are building a tiny house that is safe, sustainable, and mobile! When completed, it will provide a short-term “Safe House” for an LGBTQ+ individual in the Upstate who has lost their housing due to coming out. Our dream is to bring together Clemson University students, members of the local community and members of Peace Church, UCC.. The Tiny House will also raise awareness of discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. Construction begins August 2017.
Look for our trailer in the lower parking lot of the South Carolina Botanical Gardens when it’s not on “show and tell” visits!
UPDATE: Mark on your calendars, August 13 as the metaphorical ground breaking. Part of worship will focus on hearing stories of individuals in the Upstate who identify as LGBTQ+ and their treatment. Another part of worship will focus on going outside to the trailer that is our foundation, blessing the construction, and doing some work. Yes, it will be a hands on service. This will take place at OLLI at 100 Thomas Green Blvd; Patrick Square, Clemson.
Beginning in the middle of August we will be having two work times each week one during the week and the other on a weekend. Particularly weekend work periods may move to avoid conflicts with home football games. We suggest you contact Lilyan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help and would like a more specific time frame.
Help with the house is needed in two significant ways. First is with building. Second involves helping to create a management plan.
On Wednesday afternoons at 5:05 PM, at the build site in the Botanical Garden, we will be having a brief devotional time together called, Sawhorse Communion. Think a verse of sacred text, brief discussion, and then Communion off of sawhorses and a few boards that is open to all.
Financial donations are welcome. Ideal is going to the appropriate tab on this website. Donate. Make sure you memo “Tiny House Project”. Peace Church is a 501 (c)(3) organization. You got it, fully tax deductible.
Other ways to get connected, visit: https://www.facebook.com/CUTinyHouse/