Eden Village

Claire Kidwell

It could get easier to develop future tiny home communities, such as Eden Village, in Springfield.  City Council’s Plans and Policies Committee is working on developing standards that address the placement of tiny homes.

And, according to a news release, Eden Village and the City of Springfield have resolved the claims filed by the nonprofit organization last year related to development of property on W. Division.

The Gathering Tree

November is Homeless Awareness Month, and local organizations are hosting events to raise awareness of the issue.

One of those is Eden Village, a tiny home community that's working to get people off the streets.

Nate Schlueter is Eden Village's Chief Operating Officer, and he talked with KSMU's Michele Skalicky about the events they're hosting this month.

(Poster design courtesy The Gathering Tree)

Nate Schlueter, Chief Operating Officer for Eden Village, a project of The Gathering Tree, visited KSMU Friday to promote a fundraising concert and silent auction for the new project.  It’s called “Raise the Roof,” and will take place Friday August 24th from 6:30 to 11:30pm at The Complex, 307 Park Central East.  Hosted by Jeremy Rabe, the evening will feature live music and a silent auction. 

Eden Village
Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Eden Village has officially begun work on a community center to be located at the planned tiny home community for the chronically homeless. Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.

Dr. David Brown, who founded Eden Village with his wife Linda, says that the community center will feature a common area and a kitchen.

“We’re going to have some offices where we can have professionals come in, like mental health professionals, medical health, case workers, social workers, that type of people.”

Linda and Dr. David Brown
Submitted Photo / Community Foundation of the Ozarks

The 2017 Humanitarian Award will be shared by Dr. David and Linda Brown for their work with The Gathering Tree and for developing the Eden Village housing concept.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks made the announcement Wednesday.

Located in downtown Springfield, The Gathering Tree is a drop-in center that five days each week offers snacks, restroom facilities, access to computers and the internet and faith-based fellowship among clients and volunteers.

Submitted Photo / The Gathering Tree

A new complex that uses the tiny home model aims to help Springfield’s chronically disabled homeless population and foster a strong community.

Eden Village is a program of the Gathering Tree, a nonprofit that has served homeless individuals for the past seven years.