Tiny Homes Detroit


  • Cass Community Social Services is in the process of building 25 different Tiny Homes (250-400sf) in Detroit, MI.
  • Each home will be on its own lot (roughly 30 x 100 feet) and every one will be on a foundation. Most will have a front porch or rear deck to increase the living space.
  • The residents will have a combination of experiences (formerly homeless people, senior citizens, college students and a few Cass staff members) but all will qualify as low-income.
  • At first, the residents will rent the homes. Anyone who remains for seven years will be given the opportunity to own the home and property.

Interested in purchasing furnishings for one of the 6 new Tiny Homes? 

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Click Here to order Rev. Fowler’s new book Tiny Homes in a Big City.





In the News




Tiny Homes Detroit Featured on NowThis!



NowThis News, one of Facebook’s most popular News/Media fan pages recently featured Tiny Homes Detroit in one of their original videos. The video received over 5 MILLION views in its first 24 hours!


First Tiny Home Opens Up



The first Cass Community Tiny Home was open for members of the press and a large number of friends and funders on September 8, 2016. Three to five people at a time walked through the 300 sq. ft. house on Elmhurst.

The next six Tiny Homes are underway. This batch will be on Monterey Street between the Lodge Service Drive and Woodrow Wilson. We anticipate that the houses will be complete by the end of October.

To have Rev. Fowler come speak to a group about the project, please e-mail her at ffowler@casscommunity.org or call 313.883-2277, ext. 201. To arrange for a tour of the Tiny House e-mail ccumcac@aol.com.

Tiny Homes Detroit are being built by both professional tradespeople (under the supervision of a general contractor) and volunteer teams who will manage the finishing jobs – tiling, drywalling, painting, gardening, building decks and erecting fences.

If you are interested in hearing more about the project or making a financial contribution, contact:


285 thoughts on “Tiny Homes Detroit

  1. Had the pleasure of meeting Faith Fowler when we had our Hep Homes—she is truly a person dedicated to helping those with special needs. Congratulations on your Tiny Homes! S.Dalfonso

  2. hello my company would like to volunteer on building, painting, cleaning, please advise with more information on doing this.

  3. I want to start a similar project here in Cleveland, OH, but I have no clue where to start. My biggest concerns would be acquiring land for the project(s) and the city politics to get such a project approved. What suggestions do you have?

  4. Can you tell me if any thought/planning was put into accessibility regarding these? I know a lot of people with disabilities who are living independently are low income workers. And so many housing issues many face are best addressed as a home owner with options to modify their home (like installing adaptive equipment.) But when I look at the tiny house movement it generally focuses on very agile people able to use ladders (or rock walls or even crazier things) to get to bed. I’d love to see this replicated in a way that allows for other, less physically flexible, people to be included and VERY interested about hearing about ANY projects with tiny houses that were able to do that.

  5. Hello this project is amazing and I want to replicate it back home but I was wondering to know it is any special link to see or learn more about the average cost of each tiny just to make an idea to replay it and the most important consider the cons and pros to carry a project like this to another place I really enjoyed seeing the videos and admire the efforts and good job that all of you has been doing God bless you. Thank you

  6. I do love the idea of this and don’t live far from Detroit. Are there plans to build more any time soon? I wouldn’t mind volunteering. I have volunteered a little with Habitat in the past.

  7. I used to live in Detroit I haven’t been there in 6 years but my neighborhood where I come from I lived in brightmoor I was hoping that the tiny-house community would come there so I can come back home and live in the neighborhood where I grew up

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