South Carolina church’s tiny house project back on track

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by , UCC Staff

A small but determined South Carolina congregation is building a “safe house” for an LGBTQ person in need of housing because of who they are. The church’s dream, funded with a Neighbors in Need grant in 2017, is taking time to become reality. But Peace Congregational Church, UCC, in Clemson will not let construction difficulties or COVID-19 stop the completion of its tiny house project.

The tiny house project stalled for a while during the pandemic, but Peace Church didn’t give up. “In mid-August we identified a new location for the tiny house, on a farm that is active in collaborative living,” Usher said. “The owner, a member of a local food co-op that one of us belongs to, met with two men from our church and liked the vision Peace Church has for the tiny house.” The house moved to Startooth Farm last weekend. Plans for the interior layout are complete and construction should be finished before the end of the year.

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