Oakland Artist Turns Illegally Dumped Trash Into Homes For Homeless

Oakland Artist Turns Illegally Dumped Trash Into Homes For Homeless

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homeless tiny homes by Greg-NBCBayAreaProud

Each morning, Greg Kloehn takes a cup of coffee and drives around the streets near his home studio looking for the piles of illegally dumped trash that show up every night. One man’s trash can be another man’s construction materials.

He takes anything that might help him build a home: pallets, 2x4s, refrigerator doors and shelving, and paint.

A team of volunteers helps Greg mold those pieces into tiny, moveable structures.

Since his first home give-away, Greg has built more than a dozen small homes on wheels and gifted them to the area’s homeless.

(WATCH the video or READ the story in NBC’s Bay Area Proud)

Photo credit: NBC’s Bay Area Proud

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