The past few years have seen many trends come and go but the one that has remained: minimalism. People want more than ever to downsize their lives and sometimes that evens applies to housing. People all over the country are downsizing and joining the tiny house movement. The wave has spread from coast to coast, even transforming the hotel industry. Many tiny houses focus on sustainability and the simple beauty of their surroundings. Just because its tiny doesn’t mean it forfeits luxury. Omaze, a charitable fundraising website, launched its latest giveaway: a fully customized tiny house built by Modern Tiny Living that can be delivered anywhere in the country.
“Are you ready to become the architect of the life you want? You are? Good. Because you just scored a fully custom tiny home! You’ll work with the amazing Modern Tiny Living team to create the perfect tiny home for you,” Omaze explained of its giveaway. “That’s right—tiny, one-of-a-kind and all yours. Want to add a rock climbing wall? Go green with solar panels and a greywater system? Fill your ‘empty nest’ with hardwood floors and all the shiplap? The sky’s the limit! Because a tiny home is about so much more than living tiny. It’s your freedom on wheels. Your passive income. Your reminder to focus on who matters, not what. It’s four walls, a roof and plenty of room for all your dreams. And no need to worry about the taxes, we’ve got those covered.”
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How does it work? The home is worth up to $100,000 in value, also comes with its taxes and fees included. So to enter, you can choose to do so at no cost, but to increase your chances of winning, you can include a small donation. If you donate $10 you’ll receive 100 entries. For $25 you’ll get 50 entries, for $50 you’ll get 1,000 entries, etc. All that money goes to a great cause. Omaze explained that a portion of those entries will go to PATH, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness in California.
“While the rest of California stays at home, those experiencing homelessness don’t have anywhere to turn, and PATH will remain on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis to help our most vulnerable,” Omaze said on its website. “Simultaneously, PATH will continue their work toward ending homelessness for as many Californians as possible. That’s why your donation to this experience will help transform the existing first floor of PATH into a hub of vital support services for thousands of homeless individuals.”