What is LATCH Collective?
We are a network of tiny house enthusiasts supporting each other in designing and building tiny, transportable homes. We organize opportunities for sharing and receiving skills, knowledge, experience, tools and support. We also advocate for increased housing options in Los Angeles, speciﬁcally for spaces that are affordable, sustainable, well-designed and safely built.
Why co-build Tiny Homes?
SECURE SPACE TO BUILD IN LA
Chances are, if you're building Tiny in LA, you don't have the space for a project of this size. The LATCH Collective build site will be a secured warehouse with secure storage for materials and tools.
SHARE OVERHEAD COSTS
A co-build reduces individual costs through sharing of high cost resources such as tools, land to build on, professional consultation, and certification. We can get deals on bulk materials, and store donated materials, to be used by any builder on site.
SHARED EXPERIENCE AND LABOR
Creating a community of builders enables parallel building which provides unique benefits; a support system offering aid and encouragement from peers, knowledge sharing, problem solving, and face-to-face learning from the firsthand experience of others. Co-building offers support for those labor tasks that are all-too challenging for one person alone. Emotional support and encouragement from the other builders will also come in handy when you need inspiration to keep up with your goals.
CHANGE OUR COMMUNITY
Finally, a co-building community has a stronger voice in Tiny Home advocacy. The group status will aid in persuading local leaders to institute legal living areas for tiny homes. You will also be a part of creating learning opportunities for others in the community interested in tiny homes and general building skills.