2019 Kenton Women’s Village Pod Challenge Award for: Best Use of Reuse/Innovative Materials Interior
crackedpots was honored to build RePod in collaboration with: Metro, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, ReBuilding Center, crackedpots, Salvage Works, Parr Lumber, MetroPaint, Christopher Barth, and R&H Construction.
RePod is a tiny house for the Kenton Women’s Village Pod Challenge. The team won the award for best use of reuse/innovative materials on the interior in a friendly competition between the volunteer building teams. Our pod was crafted by volunteers from a variety of reclaimed materials, which was outfitted with interior storage and decor courtesy of ReClaim It! The Pod Building challenge was featured as part of Designweekpdx.org with a public tour of the pods on Sunday April 7th.
The Kenton Women’s Village is a transitional housing project for houseless women in Portland run by The Catholic Charities. "The clients of the Kenton Women’s Village are formerly houseless women from the Kenton and North Portland neighborhoods. Through Catholic Charities, the women are receiving access to services including case management, employment assistance, access to legal and financial services, mental and physical health care, and a personalized plan to transition to permanent housing by the time they leave the village. Since opening in 2017, 20 women that have stayed in the village have moved into permanent housing.” More information about Kenton Women’s Village
The interior space was coordinated by crackedpots treasurer Camille Wright, who also contributed a handmade quilt. The pod features included interior shelving created by board member Jen Thario, and a custom folding desk built by ReClaim it!’s store manager Clark Pope. Board members Jane Comerford, Miriam Hecht, and Emily Sprague also volunteered their time to help with the project.