Bethany Presbyterian Church

A More Light Congregation

Tiny House Building Project

The "Tiny House Movement" has come to Bethany!

UPDATE in April 2017:

“Is it a truism that building projects always take much longer than expected? Well, it sure is for our Tiny House Project. The delays are maddening, but we’re plodding along getting the house ready for someone to occupy. Since our February update, we’ve installed cedar paneling and beautiful hand-milled trim (done by Aaron). By the middle of April we should hopefully have the cabinets, plumbing, composting toilet and solar electrical system installed and functioning. We’re still working on getting the proper shower pan for the shower. We’re making progress, just not as quickly as we had hoped……”


On Palm Sunday, Peter attended our worship service and then graciously allowed people to “tour” the little house. It is just like a liveable size doll house with all the amenities of home. Things are coming along and we feel fortunate to be able to help the CWHH make their dream of building this little house a reality.


Catholic Worker Hospitality House has begun a project to build tiny houses for those who would otherwise be homeless.  In the space the size of a parking space, a tiny house can provide a person now living on the street with a bed, toilet, tiny shower, and tiny cooking area — warmth, dignity, and security.  

The San Bruno Shelter has purchased a 7’ x 14’ tiny house "shell", on a trailer. Bethany is providing a few parking places in our lot to park the tiny house to complete the finish work (exterior painting, interior construction and finish work). The crew working on the project will have access to our water, electricity, and restrooms, and should be finished with their work in about three months.

We are grateful to Peter Stiehler and Catholic Worker Hospitality House for this opportunity to help with such a wonderful project!

Read more about Peter and the Tiny House project here!

Peter Stiehler, of Catholic Worker Hospitality House on the Bethany grounds with the first tiny house