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Eco-Village For Homeless

What many of you might not know is that there is a growing subset of Tiny House folks that see these houses as a solution to homelessness.  I covered one group based out of Atlanta called The Mad Housers, a group that make modular Tiny Houses that they setup in a few hours.  They do this all for free.

Here is another group that is taking on this challenge with design of Tiny Houses:

Fresno architect Arthur Dyson says he has the solution to the city’s homeless problem: villages of tiny homes built with recycled materials and surrounded by fruit trees.

The first structures — some measuring only 80 square feet — are already under construction on the Fresno State campus, where Dyson has been working with students in a construction management class to develop concepts.

But the structures won’t become living spaces for the homeless unless city officials can find a suitable spot for them.

Gregory Barfield, Fresno’s homeless prevention and policy manager, said the city is ready to assist Dyson with the project, including finding a site.

No finished house photos yet….

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6 Comments
  1. I don’t think that homlessness is a real problem but I know that homelessness is. Good idea despite spelling error.

  2. I love this entire concept!!!!! Please keep us updated, very exciting!!!

    • Will do! I can’t wait to see what happens next :)

      -Ryan

  3. do you work with the homeless to build mini Ecovillages?

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