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Nicely Designed Tiny Home in the Mountains

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9 comment s:

Anonymous said...

Sweet!

Anonymous said...

Lloyd, you've had a few “Homeless Architecture", but I think this is a different bunch.
Interesting. As well, this fellow (Gregory Lincoln Kloehn) builds them with wheels, so the homeless can easily "relocate" their homes. Good idea.

http://www.viralnova.com/used-garbage-homeless-shelters/

https://www.facebook.com/gregorylincoln.kloehn

http://www.gregorykloehn.com/gallery/

few more of his designs/builds here
http://dornob.com/transforming-dumpster-home-for-camouflaged-urban-living/#axzz30sjuIhtq

some of these look darn interesting.

Val said...

Anonymous, thanks for posting that. What Kloehn is doing is great. I'm an artist, and live near his location. I'm thinking maybe I should be doing something similar. What more basic need could a person have or fulfill than shelter?

Anonymous said...

Val,
I am glad that you are considering something similar. the whole idea, to me, is superbly excellent.

I am not sure, but, I think, that even a small home like these could be made quite secure, and quite warm. Even for colder climates. I read through a bunch of these, and on other sites, and some even manage to include some type of toilet. THAT, I think is seriously excellent. What a blessing for a homeless person.... to have private toilet facilities. BIG.

Also, on these, I really like that they are on wheels. Maybe cities/communities could make some arrangement that folks could bring homes like these to a few locations that have showers/"parking"/barb b que pits/laundry.

Val said...

I think they pretty much have to have wheels, because sooner or later the cops will make homeless people move along. A moveable community seems like a good idea to me, notably for security reasons. I've heard from a guy who was homeless for several months that he could never sleep properly for fear of being robbed and rolled, or worse. Also, he said adequate water was especially hard to come by.

I can't imagine a building task more worthwhile than fulfilling people's most absolutely basic needs.

Anonymous said...

Val, yup to all you say. re the wheels though, I think this is the first person stating he put them on routinely. VERY good idea, for much of the reasons you stated. Also, if they don't like the neighbours...move.

hope you are able to follow your hopes and make one...It will be appreciated. As you say, security and water is big (I still think toilet is too).

Anonymous said...

more on Kloehn

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/gregory-kloehn-turns-dumpsters-into.html#more

Anonymous said...

more on Kloehn/more pics

http://www.homelesshomesproject.org/

http://www.seenimages.com/homelesshomesproject


Anonymous said...

amazing ten by ten small home..
can't believe how much they can get in to this one. reasonable price, seems.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2624665/The-10k-garden-home-boomerang-kid-Equipped-double-bed-fitted-kitchen-bathroom-widescreen-TV.html

http://www.cubeproject.org.uk/

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