I’ve been covering tiny houses and other smaller and alternative types of housing for the last few years and I can say that it’s easy to find great examples of small homes everyday.
What bothers me is that the majority of what I find is opposite of affordable housing. It’s normally boutique hotels, places to go “glamping”, and/or expensive real estate in highly populated areas.
And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with any of that. I think it’s great that there are all of these ways that people who aren’t in need can explore and discover housing that might one day make their lives better through simplicity.
And all of this helps lead to making our world better (environmentally, socially and economically). But now, more than ever, there seems to be a dire need for truly affordable and smarter housing. And in this area of Austin, Texas, one man is leading the way to accomplishing that right now.
The goal? To help get 200 people back on their feet and out of homelessness.
Introducing: Community First Village
Image Credit: Joy Diaz for KUT
It’s a 29 acre property with tiny cottages, teepees, and travel trailers completely dedicated to serving 200 local people who are chronically homeless.
“Allan Graham is the man behind the vision. A former business man, he took it upon himself to change the live of Austin’s homeless population.”
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I’d like to thank Michael over at Tiny House Living for getting this story out there first.
What ideas do you have on how we can inspire more projects like this in our country and throughout the world?
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