Editor’s Note: This story was broadcast before the sale for the new emergency homeless shelter fell through. According to the Mayor’s office, the sale was broken off by the property’s owner. In a press release sent on October 21st, Mayor Rhodes-Conway said the project will continue and city officials will seek a new location for […]
Ever since its founding in the aftermath of the Occupy movement a decade ago, Occupy Madison Village has provided simple, basic housing to those in need. The Village at East Johnson street contains eight 99-square foot homes, with a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. It has been hailed as a model for the tiny home […]
Born out of protest and controversy, the Occupy Madison Tiny Home Village has settled down to become a fixture on Madison’s east side. So, too, has the OM Village’s annual holiday fair, featuring handcrafted works by the Village’s residents. Occupy Madison Incorporated co-president Brenda Konkel and Amanda McKaig, Secretary of the Board of Directors joined […]
Celebrating their community, Occupy Madison‘s Tiny Village provides small but livable safe housing on Madison’s East Side. To raise money to expand their kitchen and provide additional housing, the group is holding a plant sale and sale of woodworking projects and jewelry on May 13 at their site on 3rd Street. Jan speaks with Bruce […]
“Home” is the theme of a new poetry chapbook written and published by residents of Madison’s Occupy Madison tiny home village. This Wednesday evening, November 2nd, Madison poet laureate Oscar Mireles will host a reading from the “Home” anthology at the High Noon Saloon. Proceeds from the event will benefit Occupy Madison. Anthology organizer and […]
(WORT) — This week, we cover a small victory for Tiny Houses, legislation making it easier to privatize public water utilities, and the new tenure policy brewing at the University of Wisconsin.