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Holy Ground Tiny Homes, a struggling tiny home builder, evicted from Englewood warehouse

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Holly Ground Tiny Homes, a struggling builder who has infuriated customers with years of waiting and lies, was evicted from one of two warehouses in Inglewood on Friday.

According to court documents, the nonprofit owed $31,270 in unpaid rent when it left its offices at 4731 S. Santa Fe Circle. The five-year lease term was 19 months for him.

A BusinessDen reporter visited the place on Tuesday and found it empty inside, though a sign in the window still called it Holy Land Headquarters.

Through its lawyers, Holy Ground declined to comment on the eviction or answer questions about what it means for small home production. This location was one of two locations where Holy Ground built a home with a large backlog.

On Aug. 29, BusinessDen announced that Holy Ground, founded in 2019 by convicted fraudster Matthew Sowash, had claimed the lives of customers and made them wait years for homes that were promised to arrive in months. , first reported that they refused a refund.

Two days later, Sowash sent letters to past and current customers. In it, he apologized for the long wait, but said his business model worked: he attached a copy of his BusinessDen article, which he called “damaging.” and reprimanded the customer who spoke to reporters.

“That’s why I’ve always stressed not to bring any negative feedback to what we’re trying to do, because it only hurts us, it doesn’t help.”

As he did in an interview with BusinessDen for the article, Sowash promoted plans for a small-house village north of Denver in the letter. Raising more than $1.5 million in capital, he said, will allow Holy Ground to ramp up production and cut years of waiting time. However, he wrote that the negative media attention “was a major blow to the project becoming a reality.”

Within days, a YouTube video describing Sowash’s plans for a small-house village at 5030 York St., an industrial site in the Elyria-Swansea area that Sowash does not own, was removed, with all references to Holy Ground. Removed from website. Attempts to reach out to the property owner for comment were unsuccessful.

Vivi Gloriod, a local real estate agent, wanted to help Sowash with the project, but changed his mind in August and September.

“When that article was printed, everything fell from the sky like a ton of bricks,” she said by phone on Sept. 6.

Former location of Holy Ground Tiny Homes at 4731 S. Santa Fe Circle in Englewood. (Justin Wingerter, BusinessDen)

“I was very excited to do the whole project, but I just don’t feel like I could do it. It’s too risky. I’ve got a great reputation and I’ve worked hard to help people all over the subway.” “Even if what he said was perfectly true, and he fixed everything, and was all right, I could not risk my reputation.”

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