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Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there's another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless. There's a growing effort across the nation from advocates and religious groups to build these compact buildings because they are cheaper than a traditional large-scale shelter, help the recipients socially because they are built in communal settings and are environmentally friendly due to their size.

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6 comment s:

Anonymous said...

nice home.

here is another, 100 sq foot home, pretty impressive

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/tengbom-architects-design-a-smart-student-flat/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_source=subscribers


Anonymous said...

amazing little home story...

http://www.viralnova.com/dream-dome-home-thailand/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=aweber

Anonymous said...

250 sq foot house, on foundation, in Paris.

check through the pics, pretty darn nice.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/638092?af=1726391&c=direct_link

Anonymous said...

my goodness...check out these tiny homes.
they are for rent, but darn nice.
three pages of them

https://www.airbnb.ca/wishlists/little-listings

Anonymous said...

Kalgoorlie residents to trial ‘rammed earth’ houses

http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/technology-a-innovation/item/2721-kalgoorlie-residents-to-test-rammed-earth-houses

The project, based in Kalgoorlie, will assess the practicality of using rammed earth housing over steel framed houses. Jared Tarbell
HOUSES made out of soil, water and lime are becoming a viable and environmentally-friendly option for remote communities of Western Australia.

Anonymous said...

Edith Macefield's Legendary House in Seattle

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/03/edith-macefield-legendary-house-in.html

the corner between Northwest 46th Street and 15th Avenue, in Ballard, Seattle, wedged between a Trader Joe's and an LA Fitness, lies a little cottage. Surrounded by towering concrete walls on three sides, the hundred-year-old house belonged to late Edith Macefield, a stubborn old woman, who famously turned down $1 million in 2006 refusing to sell her home to make way for a commercial complex. In doing so, she became something of a folk hero cheered by Ballard residents who were tired of watching the blue-collar neighborhood disappear under condominiums and trendy restaurants. The publicity surrounding her case was so widespread that it forced the developers to build the five-storey building around her 108-year-old farmhouse. In 2009, Macefield’s iconic house became inspiration for the 2009 Pixar movie Up

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