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.