Cascadia Clusters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit training houseless Portlanders to build affordable, sustainable and high quality workforce and transitional housing.
We develop “tiny homes” and other small-footprint structures for governmental, nonprofit, and private use and offer affordable residential and commercial construction services.
Affordable materials and labor
Our partnerships with local businesses, nonprofits and places of worship and our connection with Portland’s houseless population mean we are uniquely able to do construction work at a below market rate.
Promoting healthy living and success
Cascadia Clusters trains houseless individuals in framing, roofing, insulating and finish carpentry. They are paid a daily stipend and receive housing while building tiny homes for other houseless people.
Innovative SOLAR TECHnology
Our partner, Shine, provides our tiny structures with cost-effective, powerful, environmentally sustainable systems that bring light, electricity, heat, hot water, showers and laundry facilities to our clients.
Reclaimed windows, plywood, framing materials, flooring, and sheeting are paired with a solar powered electrical system to create a green living environment.
Meeting Basic Needs
Tiny home villages offer more than protection from the elements and a safe space. They offer community; complete with social services and rules.
Our tiny homes are cost-effective, lockable, insulated, solar powered transitional housing. Having a dependable place of their own to come home to enables people to seek services, training and employment.