Volunteers are hard at work at the new Nickelsville site in Northlake today, painting the tiny houses and preparing the grounds for Ballard Nickelsville residents to move in on Tuesday.
The new site on 4th Ave. NE is now home to this 14-foot dome, which may be used as a computer lab or community space, organizers say.
“It may look like a Hobbit house but is quite spacious inside,” said Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI). “We thank Rebecca and Eli Almo for donating the dome and many other tiny houses. They have contributed $350,000 to LIHI to help build tiny houses villages.”
The Ballard Nickelsville camp will move on Tuesday, and volunteers will return to the Market St. lot to clean up on Wednesday. The city said the plan is to return the site to Seattle City Light, which owns the property.
The Nickelsville move was originally planned for November but was delayed because the Northlake site was not ready. The new camp is a bit larger and has electricity, water and sewer.