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When ​my team and I started to design the Tiny (Toilet) Home, we knew we were onto something special. So we thought we'd put it to good use and help solve a problem in, so to speak, our own backyard. 

With 1 in 5 of LA's community college population and 1 in 10 of those enrolled in Cal State University suffering from housing insecurity, it's up to us as a community to enact change. 

By partnering with private landowners near campus, Our Backyard Homes can provide the link in the chain of change. Our portable micro-homes wheel into pockets of available residential space--without the landowner lifting a finger. Each micro-home is infrastructure-independent, meaning all of its power, water, and sewage is taken care of on the unit.


We design, fund, and build the homes. Something we take great pride in doing.

This crowdfund video was designed to promote our cause. The original campaign is closed, but if you'd still like to donate please visit www.ourbackyardhomes.org to make a tax-deductible contribution! 

Our Backyard Homes is a 501c3.


Our scholarship program is a reward to students championing through housing insecurity while struggling to better their future through higher education. As a finalist for the 2018 LA County Housing Innovation Challenge grant for up to $1,000,000, I know Our Backyard Homes has a bright future ahead of itself. And so do our community's kids. 



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This license is courtesy of TK Devine, who is a working writer, storyteller, producer, and social experimenter in Los Angeles. TK Devine is admittedly a partial pseudonym, but who's checking? Maybe you are. Maybe you're one of those serial fact-checkers, hell-bent on exposing partial pseudonymed blogs for who they really are. Get a hobby, man. Volunteer. Make a difference that actually matters. Anyway, enough about you. TK Devine is not a fake person. He's a real person, with thoughts, feelings, and a pretty awesome beard. TK Devine is a writer in Los Angeles. Hollywood. Where TK Devine makes films and gives talks as a guest speaker or featured speaker or keynote speaker but never a car stereo speaker. Never. You may know of TK Devine through The Tiny (Toilet) Home Project. You may know of TK Devine via The Office Hobo. You may know of TK Devine through The Road Less Traveled and American Dreamers, repped by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). You may know of TK Devine from Downsize Czars or Downsize Me. Heck, you may know of TK Devine through getting yelled at by a guy in a truck after you cut him off on the I-405 North through the Sepulveda Pass. Who knows where you know TK Devine. But you do know TK Devine. You know him well. Almost too well.

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