Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


2050 Imperial Street
Los Angeles
United States


Hello! Our Backyard Homes is a start-up nonprofit designed to help solve the housing crisis in Los Angeles. We're looking for a volunteer to help us draft a business plan to support our charity efforts.

A little background on us: The centerpiece of our organization is our patented portable tiny house and a program to house homeless college students on backyards of folks in the city. To raise awareness for our solutions, we're spearheading an unusual but eye-catching project, which we call the Tiny (Toilet) Home Project, building a tiny house out of a wheelchair-accessible porta potty shell (recently seen on Upworthy). The porta-home is a prototype for future such units, helping publicize urban tiny living as a solution for those hardest hit by the city's housing crisis. (More:

We have an opportunity to pitch our strategy, both to government funders and private investors interested in a commercial plan to support the nonprofit. We are looking for help drafting the general plan and catering pitches to potential funders in different areas. Are you the person with the skills to help?

Volunteers have experience laying out pitch efforts, both/either for commercial or nonprofit enterprises. Please share a passion for affordable housing, poverty, human rights, urban planning, local issues and/or tiny living. Thank you for considering and please click "APPLY" for info!



How To Apply

Please email Matt at with a resume and letter of interest