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Tiny Homes Progress Update

Drive by Woodland and you’ll notice five houses circled together in the parking lot. You’ll also notice that these houses are a little different: they’re tiny and … they’re on wheels! Read More 


Come and See: Sacred Settlement Tours!

For years we’ve followed the work of our partner organization, Settled, and their creative vision for addressing chronic homelessness with small communities of tiny homes. Now, in Woodland’s back parking lot, there’s something brand new to see: the nation’s very first Sacred Settlement model, a collection of five tiny homes. Read More 


Saying “YES” to Loving our Neighbors

As Kingdom people, we get countless opportunities to join with the Spirit to change the world. Since 2018, we’ve been partnering with Settled in their work to develop Sacred Settlements of tiny homes to welcome the most despised, unloved and unwanted outcasts of society into a loving, supportive community. But we’re not the only ones! In the past three years, … Read More 


Three More Homes!

Peek your head around the corner of Woodland’s parking lot, and you’ll see an encouraging sight: groups of volunteers putting together three new tiny homes. Read More 


Tiny Home Fundraiser Goal Met!

Over the past few weeks we held a fundraiser to help out one of our partner organizations, Settled, in building their second Tiny Home, among other goals for this summer. We’re happy to say we’ve surpassed our goal of $35,000 with a total of $38,049 — thanks to you! Read More 


Tiny Homes are Good News

“You cannot separate the gospel—the message we proclaim as Jesus’ followers—from taking care of your neighbor. It’s incompatible. If it isn’t good news to the poor, then it’s not the good news.” This fundamental belief has been at the core of Mosaic’s love for their neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. Read More 


Turning Unrest into Rest

From the beginning, Settled has been innovative and resourceful in their approach, and recently their project took on a creative twist. Following recent unrest in the Twin Cities, Settled sent out a request to take the plywood used to protect businesses and repurpose it into material for future tiny homes. Many business owners responded with a resounding yes. Read More 


The Growing Vision for Tiny Homes

After Woodland helped build the first tiny home model, Settled took it on the road to a variety of communities. One of their visits was to Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake. After interacting with Settled, the church felt called to pursue the possibility of creating a Sacred Settlement. Throughout the summer Woodland and Settled met regularly with Faith Lutheran’s leadership team, helping them navigate this topic with their members. Read More 


Tiny Home, Big Splash!

Construction of this first home enabled Settled to reach many of their goals: successfully using volunteer labor, achieving safety certification, meeting Minnesota climate insulation standards, sticking to their budget and creating a manual for future construction teams to use. In other words, the house has made a great transition from theory to reality! Read More 


Tiny Home Makes Its First Public Appearance!

Last weekend, thousands of youth from around the country came to Minneapolis for the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod conference. 1,200 of them participated in an interactive experience on homelessness, including a visit to the tiny house prototype built by Woodland volunteers in collaboration with the nonprofit, Settled. Visitors were asked questions to provoke new ways of thinking about homelessness. Instead of … Read More 


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