The history and operational details of the Madison project are described in depth in the MIT dissertation.
Here’s the official web site for the project. It includes full information about the current operation along with site plan and photos.
Make it Rain, a nonprofit in Harleysville NJ helped an elderly Ocean City man transition from living in a tent to a tiny house. According to news stories, the house is currently in a state campground while looking for a permanent location.
At present, this appears to be a single entity with no plans mentioned to expand into a village.
This is an example of a village in conflict with the city government.
Sustainability Park had been a community garden and tiny-house project located on land owned by the Denver Housing Authority. When they sold the land in 2015 do a private developer, the local supporters, Denver Homeless Out Loud protested, resulting in a police confrontation and destruction of the homes.
In December, the village reappears in a new location and using only tents. The new location is also owned by DHA but has been vacant for about 30 years.
Arcade Providence converted a failed three-story shopping mall into a multi-use facility. The first floor remains as retail space which the upper floors became mini-apartments, each between 225 and 300 square feet. This is not really a homeless project, but deserves attention for its creative reuse of an urban space.
The typical unit includes a bathroom and kitchen with refrigerator and microwave but no stove.
While this is quite different from the other mini-houses, it offers several innovations worth consideration:
New story describing the Arcade
This group is investigating mini-houses for the Boston area but do not appear to have launched any specific projects at the current time.
Press release announcing their launch.
Liberty Homes is located in Raymond — a town close to Manchester NH.
It began as a single mini-house to prove the concept. After some political issues attempting to find a suitable location, it was welcomed onto a portion of an existing rural property. This one uses a converted cargo unit instead of building a custom structure from scratch.
The story mentions plans for additional units, but there’s no indication that they yet exist.
Square One Villages (http://www.squareonevillages.org/) is the successor to Opportunity Village and Emerald Village projects in Eugene Oregon. As such it focuses on helping other communities establish similar mini-house communities for the homeless.
Opportunity Village opened in 2013 with 30 minihouses each about 60 – 80 square feet.
Emerald Village is under construction and will provide longer term housing as the next step up from Opportunity Village. The units will be 150 – 200 sq. ft. and include internal plumbing and cooking resources.
This is a self-governing community of 30 cottages each 144 sq.feet on 2.2 acres. The land is leased from the county (40 years at $1 per year) on property adjacent to the county dump. This program had considerable grant support from both state and federal sources.
Their main web site: http://quixotevillage.com/
The NYTimes did a long story featuring this village.