Tiny homes put roof over heads of Noosa's most vulnerable
Vulnerable young people, struggling to find a home during the on-going housing crisis in Noosa, will soon have access to new short-term housing.
Two new ‘tiny homes’ on Noosa Shire Council land at Tewantin, will support young people transitioning from crisis accommodation to independent living.
Mayor Clare Stewart says Council is pleased to assist Youturn Youth Services with land for the tiny homes at Earl Street, between Youturn’s premises and Tait Duke Cottage.
“With the fortnightly Social Services Hub next door, and Youturn on the other side of the site, young people will have easy access to a wide range of support services.
“If successful, the three-year pilot program could become a model for other councils that are facing similar housing issues.”
Cr Stewart says Council is pleased to support tangible solutions to homelessness.
"Tiny homes are one way to tackle the big problem of housing availability.
"We look forward to seeing how this trial goes as it’s a practical solution we can support today to help at least one vulnerable group with accommodation.”
Youturn has raised the funds to build the tiny homes, which each have two bedrooms and a bathroom.
“This ‘Big Hearts for Tiny Homes’ project is a first for our organisation and one that we are truly passionate about,” Youturn’s GM of Community Services Darce Foley says.
“We really want to take the opportunity to acknowledge and extend our gratitude to our community, our charity partners and our corporate donors, who have helped us achieve this initiative.
“The deposits have been paid and Aussie Tiny Houses have commenced with the builds, with an expected delivery of mid to late October.
Noosa Community Garden is set to relocate from the Earl Street site to a larger Council plot at Wallace Park.