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Council on Aging to Raffle Off a Tiny House


Council on Aging to Raffle Off a Tiny House

Tiny houses are being used as getaway homes, offices, “granny units,” and even shelters for the homeless. Council on Aging (COA) is utilizing one of the diminutive dwellings for another purpose: fundraising. 

Tickets for COA’s first-ever “Tiny House Raffle” are now on sale for $200, and could earn a lucky ticket-holder a charming, 171-square-foot tiny house. The winner will be determined with a drawing on June 1, 2016.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company donated the plans for the compact structure (the company’s “Linden 20 Equator” model). It will soon be under construction using volunteer labor and donated materials.

When completed, the tiny house will contain one bedroom, a sleeping loft, a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a great room, a storage loft and porch. The tiny house will be mounted on a trailer and can easily be moved from place to place.

Tiny houses have been gaining in popularity over the past 10 years. They’ve been embraced by students on a budget, retired couples looking to downsize, and those who value the environmental benefit of “living tiny.”

 “Council on Aging is always looking for innovative ways to supplement other funding sources for our programs serving at-risk seniors,” said Alyssa Kutzer, development director of COA. “So we are excited to leverage this new revolution in affordable housing as a fundraising opportunity,”   

Council on Aging plans to document stages in the construction process through videos, blogs and social media so readers can view the progress.

For information on how to buy tickets, go to

Council on Aging Services for Seniors is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing Legal , Financial, Social and Nutritional services for our aging population since 1966. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for our aging community by providing services that promote well-being and continued independence. 

Meals on Wheels is a program of the Council on Aging Services for Seniors, which distributes no or low cost healthy meals to seniors in Sonoma and Marin Counties with the exception of Penngrove and Petaluma.  With only 38% of our annual budget provided by State and Federal funding under the Older Americans Act., the balance of funding needed each year is generated through donations from clients and the general public, fundraising events, and grants.