The Community Build is a community-started and community-run organization that mobilizes volunteer resources to build projects that will benefit those who are underserved in the community.

Community Build Mission Statement

Inspired by compassion for our unsheltered neighbors, we are engaging our community in building secure housing while strengthening community for us all.

Our own videographer, Dennis Daneau, has completed another video – this time about our last project, building shelters for Caswell-Brown Village.  This short video will give you a chance to see our volunteers at work.  Enjoy!

We just finished 11 shelters and are raising funds for the next 10.  Take a look at what our volunteers have to say.

We are building again!!  Grab your paint brushes and saws and sign up (see volunteer link on the right) to be a part of our Community Build Team.  We will be making 10 new shelters for Caswell-Brown Village on Mill Road managed by OlyCAP.  Here is the new design. We are excited to get started and would love you to join the team!  Once you sign up as a volunteer, then sign up on SignUpGenius (link on the right) to pick a day that will work for you.

This is all about COMMUNITY and we look forward to you being a part of this.

The residents of Caswell-Brown Village are so excited about the work we’re doing to build shelters for their community.  These signs were posted outside the OlyCAP offices.


Community Build made over $3000 on our FIRST annual tool sale.  Special thanks to Michael Flickinger and Peter Bonyun for all of their hard work.  Still want to contribute?  You can make a donation of $25 to provide one hard hat and a set of goggles for our volunteers!

Shed to Home Build

May 21, 2022
Community Build is building again! Join us on Thursdays and Saturdays to remodel a shed into a new home for someone. To help with the shed remodel, register as a volunteer first then sign up for a work shift.

Moving Pat’s Place ( 7 mins)

Feb. 5, 2022
In April of 2021, Community Build began building shelters for their second community for the unsheltered. The shelters for Pat’s Place were built on the property of the Evangelical Bible Church in Port Townsend with the permission of Jim Lyman, the Pastor of the church, and the congregation. In this video Dennis shows how the buildings of Pat’s Place were moved from the building site to the property where they now rest. It was quite a process! The village will be managed by Bayside Housing & Services. Residents have already begun moving in.

Video credit: Dennis Daneau – thank you!

What do Tiny Home Villages do?

Hear Barb Oliver, Sound Foundations NW Operations Director, define homelessness as a problem of lacking community, and share how Tiny Homes address that problem (2 minutes).

Barb Oliver, Sound Foundations NW Speaking At Rosie’s Tiny House Village in Seattle, WA

Peter’s Place: Creating Community

Learn how Peter’s Place is doing 7 months later (7 min. video).

Our fiscal sponsor is StrongerTowns and our registered name is StrongerTowns DBA Community Build.  All donations can be made out to Community Build and mailed to 2205 Redwood St. Port Townsend 98368.

We are always looking for more volunteers to help us build. Please sign up to get on our volunteer form and we will alert you of any volunteer opportunities. Don’t feel shy to drop us an email an any time – we are here to engage you in volunteering to help build community.

Thank you!