Springfield Kicks Off Hut Fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg is kicking off a fundraising campaign Tuesday to help with the construction of Conestoga huts. Each hut costs about $1,200 and houses one or two people. Mayor Lundberg says individuals who are selected for the overnight parking program are matched with a church that is providing a space … Continue reading »

Volunteers Build Conestoga Huts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Providing affordable shelter to those in need took center stage at a Springfield church Wednesday. Volunteers spent the afternoon building Conestoga huts at First Baptist Church. Local designers came up with the idea as an inexpensive way to build safe housing. This is the second hut built by First Baptist volunteers for … Continue reading »

Conestoga Huts Under Construction

EUGENE, Ore. — Two homeless Eugene families won’t have to brave the cold much longer. That’s because two Eugene council Conestoga huts will be ready this Saturday. Erik Debuhr with Tiny Life Industries in Eugene is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the huts. He makes all the modular panels, along with the … Continue reading »

Possible Homeless Housing Option

EUGENE, Ore. — If City Council gives the go-ahead for a permanent site on North Garfield for the homeless, a Conestoga Hut may be one of the places people could stay. The designer said it was developed at the Washington Jefferson Park occupy camp. He hopes council would approve its use as a tent because … Continue reading »