Sound Foundations NW

A nonprofit organization

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$25,000 Goal

tent encampment on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Sound Foundations NW (SFNW) is addressing the homelessness crisis in the Seattle area by producing transitional tiny homes with our quick, simple, and cost effective building system to shelter our homeless neighbors while they await permanent housing.

Our 15,000 s.f. building facility in SoDo, The Hope Factory, hosts 15-25 daily volunteers working on our assembly-line-style and no-experience-necessary building system, constructing roughly 12 homes at a time, six days per week.  With our system, SFNW builds an entire village’s worth of homes in about 10 weeks.

Building tiny homes at Sound Foundations NW_SFNW

Since we began building in 2018, we've built nearly 500 tiny homes!

Our tiny homes are wood-frame construction and well insulated, with two operable windows and a locking front door, all architect-designed to last at least twenty years. After they leave the Hope Factory, homes also get electricity, overhead light, heat, and a/c.  These are substantial and dignified temporary homes that offer stability, security, and community. Once in a village, residents have access to restroom/shower facilities, kitchens and laundry, counseling, treatment, education, and community-building and consequently our city streets, parks, and tourist attractions are once again more available for everyone’s enjoyment. SFNW believes that tiny homes provide a quick, effective, and affordable solution to getting people off the streets, out of tents and doorways, and ready to accept help permanently transitioning out of homelessness -- and the data backs us up. Villages can be designed and completed in just a few months, and a 40-home village can be built, installed, and operated for a small fraction of the cost of other non-congregate shelter models. There are currently 21 tiny home villages operating around Puget Sound.

Now, we need your help to continue tackling this problem.  

Riverton Park tiny home village, Tukwila

Tiny home villages offer transitional shelter in community settings. Through our all-volunteer building model, we currently build one tiny home for about $4500 worth of materials and our homes are built to last 20 years.  Based on current averages, each transitional tiny home provides a warm, safe, dry, and healthy space to bring 3 people off the streets each year – meaning up to sixty sheltered citizens over the life of each home. We agree with Mayor Bruce Harrell when he visited us and stated his belief that, “the tiny home village program is the first, best path to solving homelessness.”


Building tiny homes is a practical and tangible way to help relieve the crisis of unsheltered homelessness all around us. You can be a part of this grassroots effort by supporting Sound Foundations NW. Please make a generous one-time or ongoing donation, today. If your situation allows, please consider sponsoring one or more complete tiny homes at the $4500 level.

Please know that your gift, at any amount, makes a visible difference right now as we strive for our ambitious $900k goal this year to complete our 500th tiny home and continue bringing our unsheltered neighbors inside and off the ground.  Thank you!

Camp Second Chance tiny home village in the snow, Seattle

Organization Data


Organization name

Sound Foundations NW

Tax id (EIN)



Housing & Shelter




17837 1st. Ave. S. Suite #217
Normandy Park, WA 98148

Service areas

Seattle, WA, US

Everett, WA, US

Tacoma, WA, US

Bellevue, WA, US

Auburn, WA, US