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Redding-based “Destination Minis” Building Tiny Homes For Sonoma Fire Victims

The EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #35 by Joe Chimenti

The following is an exciting concept designed & built by one of the Shasta Builders’ Exchange members.  This is an example of the many ways our members help those in need and better serve our community through innovation.

Reprint from Shasta Voices Newsletter, November 2017

Redding-based “Destination Minis” Building Tiny Homes For Sonoma Fire Victims

Destination Minis is a division from Don Ajamian Construction, Inc. that is dedicated solely to the design and construction of high quality, affordable tiny homes.   Founded in 2017 and located at 1870 Twin View Boulevard in Redding, they are here to make the tiny American dream a big reality.   The company’s owner, Don Ajamian, has been a licensed contractor since 1990, and since 2004 has focused his energies on general contracting and development locally.

The recent devastation in the Sonoma County area from wildfires has prompted the approval of residential use of recreational vehicles and travel trailers, including tiny homes for persons displaced by the fires within and outside burn areas on residential or agriculturally zoned properties with a temporary permit until December 31, 2019, provided that it is connected to an approved source of water, sewage disposal system, and source of electricity.

This is a very creative, affordable solution to the Sonoma housing crisis. There are varying options available, depending on the jurisdiction, for the continued use of the tiny homes once the temporary permit expires (i.e. as a rental in an approved area).

The tiny home models have a base price and come with a standard list of upgrades that you can choose from to personalize the tiny home. In addition, full customization is offered as well. A price quote is given within the same business day as requested for all models including any upgrades.

All tiny homes come standard with a refrigerator, sinks, double burner cook top, toilet, heating/air wall unit, 32″ shower stall, cabinets and room for storage. Optional upgrades include oven, microwave, bed(s), bed linens, couch, table and chairs, plates, bowls, eating utensils, towels, washer/dryer unit, dish washing unit and coffee maker.

There are 5 different models to choose from, ranging from 180 square feet to 250 square feet, and can be expanded to 300 square feet. The fully loaded model comes totally move-in ready. These homes can accommodate up to 4 or more people, and they are being built in about three weeks right here in Redding.

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