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.


Sale begins June 30th at noon at San Juan and 22nd St. in PT.  Not only can you check out the tools, you can purchase one of these wonderful tool boxes made by volunteer Michael Flickinger.  All the proceeds go to Community Build.

Great gift!

Join us for a conversation about housing. We have invited the following groups to sit down with our community and talk about the housing crisis we face and what various groups are doing to address it. Bring a chair and join us – be a part of the solution. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

  • Bayside Housing and Services
  • City of Port Townsend
  • Community Boat Project
  • Community Build
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Housing Solutions Network
  • Interfaith Council
  • Jefferson County
  • Jefferson Land Trust
  • OlyCAP
  • Olympic Housing Trust
  • Port Townsend Preservation Alliance

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!