Tim McCormick home

Housing advocate, researcher, writer, & project developer based in Portland, Cascadia, & Northern California. About me

Featured/recent projects: 

I'm considering buying this 8x12-foot, off-grid(able) cabin on trailer, and looking for places to site and live in it!

Alternatively or in addition, I'm looking for a residential garage space in which to build a smaller, car trailer, 5'W x 8'L, and possibly live in while doing that. If you have ideas for either angle, please contact me. I'm looking for minimal, low-cost situations, & open to work-exchange etc.

The cabin and car-trailer are two components or phases in my 'Mendocello' house project, protoyping a highly flexible, efficient home system for myself and others.  See Mendocello house page for more info on the project and what I'm looking for.

Notes and public testimony to Portland City Council, April 19, 2023, on the "Temporary Alternatives Shelter Sites" program. I propose a new initiative, "Portland PAD: Portable Affordable Dwelling" to work with and be funded with TASS & related programs, creating low-cost, rapid-deployable shelters designed to be upgradeable, expandable, & resiteable for types of 'permanent' housing. 
Notes & testimony

Presentation at 2022 National Vehicle Residency Summit (Nov 18-19).
Video and presentation doc

"Housing from the bottom up."

invited presentation to Mental Health Alliance, Portland, Dec 14 2022. See slides.

Latest posts on Twitter: 

File Directory

View of my tmccormick.org folder: contains all materials I intend to be public, or shared with others. So, in effect, a self-maintaining, more complete "web site" view of the online materials I host. 

To see full list: click here to view in Google Drive, or scroll within the box below. 

See also "About web site" for discussion of design goals & features, including this.