Andrew Heben is an urban planner and designer, and the author of Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages (2014). Many of the ideas within his book have since been put into action through the co-founding of SquareOne Villages, a nonprofit organization creating self-managed communities of cost-effective tiny homes for people in need.
As SquareOne's Project Director, Andrew has overseen the planning, design, and construction of three tiny home communities in Lane County, Oregon—Opportunity Village, (2013), Emerald Village (2017), and Cottage Village (2019)—and more are in the works. He has also consulted with dozens of other cities on the topic, and in an effort to help spread this collaborative, community-based housing model, he created the Village TOOLBOX and the Village Collaborative.
In 2017, Andrew designed and built a 384 sq. ft. home that he shares with his partner, Joline, their baby girl, Kora, and their their four-legged friend, Miso.