Last month I told you about a business man who built a community of tiny houses for the homeless in Texas.
Ever since then I’ve been noticing more projects and non-profits who are on a similar mission.
This story begins with a group of homeless people protesting in a parking lot in the city of Olympia.
They did so by camping out in the parking lot in 2007 when, later, police forced them out.
After this, local churches started offering space for the people to camp in since they had nowhere else to go.
Today- several years later- it is a self-governed village of 30 permanent tiny cabins for the group to live in.
Photo by Bettina Hansen for the Seattle Times
The community is called Quixote Village and it opened on Christmas Eve of 2013.
Residents, formerly homeless, are excited for this opportunity. And I’m excited for them.
How do you think we can encourage more people in our local areas to develop communities and housing similar to this?
And it doesn’t even have to be for the homeless. That’s just one way to do it.
I’m looking forward to a day where we see more and more housing of this size available to more people who want it.
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