The mission of the reHOME Project is to demonstrate that with thoughtful design and rigorous sourcing strategies, we can reduce construction waste, keep materials out of our landfills and provide affordable housing for our communities.

A World in Need of Change

Did you know that in any given year the building, renovating or destruction of structures generates an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition waste in the United States alone? On Bainbridge Island alone, local construction firms estimate they dump 2,000 tons of construction waste into our regional landfills annually.

At the same, we are experiencing a housing crisis in the United States. Due to the lack of inventory, the high cost of housing development, the residual effects of the 2008 financial crisis and other factors, many working families struggle to find housing they can afford, especially in affluent communities like Bainbridge Island.  This includes school employees, childcare professionals, farm and restaurant workers, small business owners and those who provide essential services.

reHOME Goals

We envision that these homes, built from recycled materials, will become symbols of resilience and regeneration.

Recycled Materials

To build affordable homes using materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill or that can be repurposed for a brand-new use.

Reduce Costs

To design and build for a third of the cost of today’s construction prices.

Sustainable Growth

To develop properties that can accommodate growing neighborhoods of recycled homes.

Launch Project

Morales Farm Tiny Houses

We are excited to unveil the reHOME launch project, located at Morales Farm, that will provide much needed affordable housing for farm interns.

100% Recycled – Innovative Design

The Morales Farm houses will be sourced and constructed from recycled or repurposed materials.  Firms involved are contributing design and construction services totally pro bono.  State-of-the-art software has been designed to specifically locate, vet and catalog construction materials.  Storage containers housing donated materials are also provided free of charge by the reHome Team.

Structures placed on the Morales public farmland site are required by code to be permanent.    To accommodate this requirement, but to enable possible future relocation, the team designed an inventive non-typical foundation of diamond piers that can easily be cut, and the structures relocated.

Why Farm Housing?

Farmer housing is in crisis. Interns, working for and learning from the Island’s seasoned farmers need somewhere safe and local to stay. New farmers, ready to start their own farms and provide food for the community need affordable land and housing as they get themselves established. Housing that is affordable to them is a barrier that keeps our farming community from growing.

Meet the Project Team

The reHOME team is excited to launch this novel and sustainable design solution to the housing challenges on Bainbridge Island. This project will help to ease our farmer housing crisis while featuring new and innovative ideas in green building and design.

Seattle Architects Coates Design specializes in sustainable design and green building techniques. Unique among other Seattle Architects is our ability to solve complex design problems with a customized, client-focused design process that is both efficient and highly rewarding.

Clark Construction, LLC headquartered on Bainbridge Island is one of the Puget Sound region’s premier construction firms. Our team of highly skilled construction professionals brings experience in an impressive range of projects, both commercial and residential. An employee-owned company, we are committed to building exceptional structures that reflect fine craftsmanship, superior attention to detail, outstanding value, and customer satisfaction that exceeds the expectations of every valued client.

Friends Of The Farms promotes an environment on Bainbridge Island where local agriculture can flourish by managing 60 acres of publicly owned farmland, providing affordable housing for farm interns, connecting farmers with landowners for affordable farmland, and advocating the community-wide social and economic value of local farms and food.

Housing Resources Bainbridge (HRB) is Bainbridge Island’s only independent, non-profit, affordable housing provider and advocate. Our organization is committed to ensuring the diversity and vitality of Bainbridge Island by providing and maintaining affordable housing opportunities in the community.

What can we do?

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900 Winslow Way E #210
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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