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Designer Turning Billboards into Tiny Houses for Homeless

I’m not sure about you but here’s something I’ve never really thought of… Billboard tiny houses.

A Slovakian firm called DesignDevelop has created a triangular tiny house design on stilts that can be used in conjunction with a billboard ad as housing for the homeless. Right now it’s called The Gregory Project.

And like me, I think you’ll be surprised as to how nice the interior design of these units might be. Inside you’ll find a loft bed with storage, a bathroom, kitchen, and desk space too. Enjoy and re-share below.

Related: Rooftop Billboard Tiny House in Mexico City

Slovakian Design Firm Creates Billboard Tiny Houses for Homeless


Images © ProjectGregory/DesignDevelop

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Images © ProjectGregory/DesignDevelop

Learn more at: DesignDevelop and GregoryProject

As seen at: TreeHugger & DesignBoom (more photos)

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  • Murray
    September 27, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Absolutely #GR8 idea for so many reasons and in so many ways. Does anybody know the laws and regulations in the US for anything like this it could be federal, state or county laws but it certainly somethingthat could be a significant project to undertake to truly make a difference for so many homeless people.

  • carrie
    September 27, 2014, 8:08 pm

    Awesome…..not much more to say……I would take it in a heartbeat.

  • Ms Betty
    September 27, 2014, 9:02 pm

    Great Idea!!!!
    Lots of billboards around everywhere.

  • Brian
    September 27, 2014, 10:15 pm

    Great idea for homeless people. I would certainly feel very comfortable in this TH. Thanks for sharing. Cheers from Australia

  • joe
    September 28, 2014, 6:36 pm

    Sounds great…….if you want to hear all the noises of the highway whenever you are home, feel the vibrations of every semi truck that drives by, and smell the smog coming out of every tailpipe. I guess if you are homeless, it’s better than nothing, but I think I would rather live in a tent community that is away from all that stuff than live directly ON the highway.

    • LisaSimpson
      September 29, 2014, 10:59 am

      This is exactly what I thought. Homeless people are human beings too, and we cannot continue to perpetuate that “beggars can’t be choosers”. The houses are somewhat portable – the least that could be done is locate the houses somewhere decent, not on a loud, dirty highway.

  • Comet
    September 29, 2014, 12:53 pm

    While I agree with the comments about hiways etc above—the thought occurs to me—if these people need to GET somewhere they actually NEED to be close (maybe not THIS close!) to transportation and food access etc. I also wondered—where does the WATER come from? where does the WASTE water go TO?

    If this is meant for homeless and very low income people they won’t have cars; might not have bicycles or perhaps be able to use one. Billboards are typically set up on the verges of roadways on “waste ground”—not in the yards of houses in a residential area say.

    Good idea but—-And yeah—a bit “fancy” to think of building for “cheap” housing. Not that I don’t think everyone should have a decent place to live—I DO!!!–but vessel sinks? Glass showers? I live in a house in the US and I don’t have anything nearly as new or nice—it’s a hard thing to try to put out there as an idea I guess. I don’t want to sound “snobby” but—if you used plainer stuff you could build MORE of these—and ones not so likely to be broken into and have that stuff stolen.

    Seems like a project from some Architecture school to me—The students might wanna go LIVE where they are thinking of putting these sorts of things and THEN go back to the CAD-CAM program.

  • Daniel Klein
    September 5, 2017, 4:51 pm

    I agree with Comet. Beautiful design, but very dumb idea. And gee, *which* homeless person gets to live in that one that would be built along the highway? Chosen by lottery? By need? By…? Would go over great.

    Better to use the underneath overpass areas that are currently used for city works storage, excess car lot storage, and the like. Better to create a pop-up habitat system to put in abandoned or vacant buildings that can be put together and dismantled with ease.

    The whole idea of sheltering homeless people is to transition them out of the open urban areas and shelters and get them back into society or permanent medical care, isn’t it? Not long term.

  • September 6, 2017, 9:23 am

    “The home should be the treasure coffer of living”
    by Charles Eduard Jeanneret Gris, or Le Corbusier

  • Mark
    September 6, 2017, 9:40 am

    Until a drunk driver comes careening off the road and takes out the house and its occupants…

  • sara
    September 8, 2017, 9:24 pm

    Very nice!

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