Born as an offshoot of the tiny house movement — a popular name for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes for financial, environmental and/or ideological reasons — the cabins are designed to have a small footprint; in this case, the cabins are 32’ square.
In Russellville, however, the cabins are focused less on size than on their residents. The Russ Bus — an extension of The One, Inc. — is a local non-profit dedicated to helping the area homeless. In addition to a variety of other initiatives, The Russ Bus is constructing micro cabins to provide efficient transitional housing, comfort and dignity.
Currently, The Russ Bus maintains four cabins, constructed of 2”x4”s and spray insulation; each cabin costs approximately $600 to build. As part of their other services, The Russ Bus also offers showers and laundry to residents each week.