Last year in South Carolina there were some very serious (record-breaking in fact) flooding that resulted from very heavy rains and then an off-shore hurricane that proceeded the heavy rains.
This led to a good amount of people losing everything they have, namely their homes.
During that same time, Ben Kennedy and partners were considering the possibility of starting a new tiny house building company:
We have a newly-formed tiny home company here in Bluffton, South Carolina, near Hilton Head Island. The concept of Driftwood Homes USA began several months ago when the intrigue and popularity of the tiny home movement caught our attention and the discussion of building tiny homes began.
In the process of getting ready to build our first tiny home, the tragedy of the floods in South Carolina hit the areas to the north of us. In the words of our owner, Ben Kennedy, “I knew we had to step in and help, and I trust others would do the same if we were in this situation. We were fortunate that our area was not affected and are able to safely tuck our children in at night. That’s when I had the inspiration to build and donate two Tiny Homes to those who need it most.”
Ben sat about gathering materials from local suppliers willing to donate in order to help members of their local community.
Here are a few photos of the tiny house they built (video tour below!):
It’s pretty awesome to see members of a community rallying together to help those in need instead of looking for funds elsewhere far away that doesn’t understand the communities needs. Not to mention, the home is pretty darn beautiful.
Ben did a quick video tour of his 1st tiny house build for us to enjoy. Here goes!
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You can read the entire story and see more high-resolution images (as well as a link to donate if you’re interested) of Ben’s tiny house here.