Who are we?

We are a collective network of diverse individuals who share resources, skills, and an interest in alternative housing solutions and DIY projects.

LATCH Collective is cooperatively owned and managed.

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Community of Learners


We are a diverse collective of over 50 Learners coming from all age ranges, professions, and parts of this world. Interests range from affordable housing advocacy to custom furniture design to becoming the next big tiny house building company, but generally everyone is interested in sharing our skills and learning more about the tiny house movement, and how to design, build and locate a tiny house. 

DIY Builders


There is space at the Glassell Park / Highland Park location!

This secure, sheltered building space is $350 a month (or $320 for coop members with use of credits). There is access to restrooms as well as a multitude of tools available for use.

DIY builders at this space will be required to be trained in safety and will be able to host co-builds, meaning other LATCH Learners can help them with their build!

Please let us know if you are interested, even if it is not for another few months, by filling out this DIY Builder Application.



Both business and life partners, Teresa Baker & Shaina Thompson are the founders of LATCH Collective.  We started LATCH Collective in 2016 to meet the needs of novice do-it-yourself tiny house builders, which included us! Our tool belt is equipped with skills and knowledge in areas such as management, zoning, policy, community development, carpentry, compassion, and collaboration. Passionate tiny house advocates and DIYers, we live every day building a strong Community of Learners and Network of Professionals while building our own tiny home


You can get to know us through social media, or at one of our events…  

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…but the best way to get to know us is by joining the community !


Professional Network


Tabernacle Tiny Houses has the experience to design, build, and lead your tiny house project!

experienced Tiny house design and tiny house building.

Education, Credentials:
B.A. in Environmental Studies
Urban Planning M.S. in Sustainable Systems/Built Environment
20 years building high end custom homes
Designed and built a 24’ THOW

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Shilo offers prefabricated eco-friendly, affordable, high-quality, and customizable tiny homes!

Prefabricated, zero-net energy, custom or turnkey tiny homes & ADUs.

Experience in Real Estate Valuations, Finance, DevelopmenT , Green Building, Functional and Conscious Homes, Solar Power, Residential/Commercial Development & Architecture.

Combined total of 75+ years of real estate experience across a six person team.
LEED-certified ArchitecT.
Licensed Contractor,



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FredoCris may be the tiny house builder you’ve been looking for!

 General Contractor, Carpenter, drywall, paint, decorative wear surfaces, and building science

 education, credentials:
28 years experience design and build
NKBA Certified, waterproofing certified
Some college (El Camino AS Construction Technology)

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The Mejia’s experience as DIY builders
& background in business & $$
will help YOU achieve your tiny house reality!

downsizing, budgeting, goal setting, DIY Support, tiny house lifestyle, tiny house entrepreneurship

Education, credentials
Self-Built “Big” Tiny House on Wheels, Saved $60K on luxury tiny house build, Downsized by 80%, Reduced living expenses by 70%. Bachelors in Finance and Masters in Business Admin. Founders of LivingTinyinLA.com 


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Alexis & Christian can help you prepare for tiny house travel!

Film making and story telling, educational resources on Tiny House Travel, consulting on legal Issues and forming Communities

World's Most Traveled Tiny House on Wheels! bachelors in Filmmaking and Photography, Founders of Tiny House Expedition, Creators of "Living Tiny Legally", DIY Tiny House Builders,




Vina Lustado designs beautiful tiny homes, and lives in one too!

tiny house architecture and design, • Specializing in efficiency &  sustainability. 

Education, credentials
BA Architecture from USC , Founder of Sol HAus Design, 


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Maegan has years of contracting and construction experience, and is now building tiny homes!

Professional tiny house building, wood framing, solar technology

Education, credentials
B License Contractor with 6 years solar experience


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Isabelle can help you design efficient interior spaces!

Over a decade of designing and building projects and engineering spaces to make them more functional and beautiful

Education, Credentials
Building Engineer, Interior Designer




Hire Henry to design your zen home!

Skills, Experiences, Areas of Knowledge
Architecture and interior design, especially focused in minimalism, reductionist, and zen concepts. 

Education, Credentials
5 year B. Arch from Cal Poly Pomona.
5 years of working experience in architecture and interior design both within the USA and abroad with a specialty in small and efficient spaces.

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We'd love to help promote your product, service or business.

Please contact us if your business would like to provide our building members with discounts on your products/services or sponsor one of our events. 



This website and all LATCH services are intended to supplement not replace engineering, architectural and construction advice from a professional within the building industry. The reader/participant should regularly consult a trained professional in matters relating to their build and particularly with respect to any tasks that may require professional attention.

Like any project involving building, being in or near a tiny house under construction, after its completion or during transport, poses a risk. The authors, Professionals and Sponsors advise readers to take full responsibility for their safety as well as the quality to which they build. Before participating in a build, be sure that you wear proper safety equipment, and do not take risks beyond your level of experience, aptitude, training, and comfort level.