The contracting company is focused on providing access to home ownership for thousands of black families by 2030 and an increased focus on inclusion for women and girls in the industry.
“Moving forward, I am leading the work of inclusion. Inclusion for girls and women as a safe norm in this industry and for black families accessing home ownership at a pace that reverses the impacts of forced migration and gentrification,” Owner Kimmy Hunter said.
Read on for the rest of our interview with Kimmy…
Tell us about your business and the role you play in it.
Wishbone Tiny Homes builds beautifully designed, efficient footprint homes from 200 to 2000 square feet on foundation. I am the second generation owner of this legacy enterprise that was chartered in December 2013.
In February 2021 we launched three initiatives to come alongside the construction of our tiny homes.
The first is our 100 Thousand Homes By 2030 initiative which is focused on access to home ownership for 100,000 black families by 2030.
Our second initiative is Buildher by Wishbone designed for girls and women to build themselves from the inside out so they can go out and build the environment around them.
Our third initiative is Legacy Homesteads and Communities for municipalities and existing homeowners who are focused on infill development with human design and need at the forefront of our design process.
Was there ever a time you felt like you had to completely start over?
I’m not sure one ever really completely starts over. In my personal experience I have found there is at least one vestige in the aftermath of loss, errors, and tragedy that I can recover to use in the rebuilding process. My life is filled with vestiges.
How has your company’s idea of success transformed?
The Wishbone Story includes easily identifiable success as being a prominent forerunner in the tiny home movement and setting a nationwide standard for beautifully crafted homes in the green building and construction sector. Moving forward, I am leading the work of inclusion. Inclusion for girls and women as a safe norm in this industry and for black families accessing home ownership at a pace that reverses the impacts of forced migration and gentrification.
The greatest business advice you’ve been given?
Be yourself. Know your numbers.
What do you see as your company’s legacy?
If by January 1, 2030 we accomplished all that we have set out to provide, that will be our legacy.