Sol Haus Design, an Ojai-based boutique design firm that promotes affordable small spaces as a vehicle for sustainable living, has announced a new partnership and initiative — Give Back 100 — in support of Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.
Give Back 100, donates $100 from the proceeds of every sale of Sol Haus’ various tiny-house plans to Habitat for Humanity.
“My connection to Habitat for Humanity runs deep,” said Vina Lustado, owner of Sol Haus Design. “I couldn’t be more excited about this new initiative in hopes that it brings this important agency needed revenue for new and exciting projects.”
One such project — one closely aligned to the mission of Sol Haus Design — is a tiny-home community in Oxnard. Although in its initial stages and not yet approved by local officials, proponents are hopeful the project will obtain necessary permits and move forward.
The proposed community cluster development will consist of small housing units (tiny homes) and a common house with shared facilities. This groundbreaking project could serve as a pilot project for other cities to follow.
“Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is grateful to be the beneficiary of Sol Haus Design’s Give Back 100 campaign this holiday season,” said Katie Norris, director of development and communications for Habitat for Humanity.
“As an organization that is pursuing new and innovative solutions to the affordable-housing crisis, our partnership with Sol Haus is a natural fit,” she said. “Proceeds from the Give Back campaign will allow us to give more hardworking families the gift of home.”
Through Give Back 100, the sale of every Sol Haus Tiny House Plan, Light Haus Tiny House Plan, or Sol Pod Tiny House Plan will generate $100 to Habitat for Humanity.
Through Dec. 31, Sol Haus is slashing prices on all plans by 40 percent, meaning a give-back donation value of 40 percent to 70 percent depending on the plan purchased. Plan prices return to normal in 2020, resulting in a 25 percent to 40 percent give-back value.
“By creating simple, beautiful spaces, we’re designing for a life of less consumption, less production, and more freedom — even for modest means,” said Lustado. “By reducing the size of our ecological footprint and sourcing locally, we can eliminate a lot of the costs and waste that are normally part of building a new home.
“Living within one’s means is a win/win for homeowners and the environment.”
In addition to using 100 percent renewable energy to power its operations, Sol Haus donates 1 percent of annual revenue through 1% for the Planet to organizations that create positive change for the environment. The Give Back 100 Initiative is another tool for being a good community partner.
Give Back 100 details, tiny-house plans, and sale prices can be viewed or purchased at https://www.solhausdesign.com/sustainability/giveback/. For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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