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Rich Reeve

KSTP: Settled completes first of 5 planned tiny homes for ‘Sacred Settlement’

The roar of a chainsaw. The staccato beat of a hammer. The slap of plywood on a two-by-four.

These are the sounds of second chances.

“We like to say it takes a village of churches to raise a sacred settlement,” says Gabrielle Clowdus. “We build one home at a time. Each home gets sponsored by a different church.”

Clowdus, the co-founder and CEO of homeless advocacy group Settled, along with dozens of volunteers have been gathering in a back lot at the Colonial Church of Edina to make a new tiny home.