We're in it together
As a part of the WA Government’s 10 year strategy on homelessness our Tiny Houses initiative launched in May 2021 to resoundingly positive community support. In the presence of over 100 guests, Accordwest opened the doors to our three newly built Tiny Houses revealing the hard work and dedication Bunbury’s community has poured into this project.
The undeniable pride radiating from all who attended our launch was inspirational. It shows the compassion of our Bunbury community and says ‘We’re in it together.’
Tiny Houses: building a better future
The vision of Hon. Don Punch, MP, has been 5 years in the making. With many hands and hearts contributing along the way, Tiny Houses is a product of Bunbury’s true generosity and mutual goal to build a better future, informed by local need. The building, architectural design, plumbing, electrics, furniture, and every tiny detail intentionally feels like home, giving every resident a stronger sense of pride, fostering their community belonging.
A few words from our key contributors
"Seeing Bunbury’s enthusiasm for Tiny Houses, the way it has brought people together and the amount of volunteerism it has generated shows what an engaged and generous community we are fortunate to live in. The whole project has been a fantastic learning opportunity. I hope we have the opportunity to replicate it in a way that delivers even greater benefits to tenants and the broader community."
- HON. DON PUNCH MLA
"We’ve been overwhelmed by the local community’s enthusiasm to get involved in our Tiny Houses initiative. The heart, generosity and care that has gone into building these homes from the ground up, has made our project a true feat of togetherness. But this is just the beginning. We hope to grow our project even further continuing to provide vital relief and ongoing support to our most vulnerable community members."
- EVAN NUNN, ACCORDWEST CEO
"Challis Builders were very pleased to be a part of this new concept community project. We became involved through Rotary and as a local business, saw it as an opportunity to give back to the community who have supported us over the years. It’s how we’re doing our bit to help those less fortunate than us."
- JAMIE CHALLIS, HALLIS BUILDERS MANAGING DIRECTOR
A more confident future
Together, we’ve created the Southwest’s first Tiny House Village. Our vision is to continue to grow this initiative, which means our work isn’t over yet. If you’d like to contribute or get involved contact Accordwest.
You can find out more about the WA Government’s 10-Year on Homelessness here.