Tiny House Built by Homeless Offered as Model for Ending Homelessness

Tiny House Built by Homeless Offered as Model for Ending Homelessness

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A tiny house, built from scrap and donated lumber by volunteers and homeless people, could be a model for ending homelessness in South Carolina.

A group called “Tiny House Fit For a King” wants Charleston’s blue ribbon panel on the homeless to consider tiny houses as a way of helping people now living in tent cities under highway overpasses in the city.

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“It was time to pick up a hammer and hit some nails and see what happened,” project organizer William Hamilton told WCBD News.

They hope to show that the homeless, using essentially free building materials, can assemble their own temporary housing — safer and better insulated than tents.

WATCH:  Man Builds Tiny House for Homeless Woman Sleeping in the Dirt

Churches have sponsored tiny house villages for the homeless in Nashville, Tennessee and Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas, but Charleston is one of the first city governments considering tiny houses as viable temporary shelter for the homeless.

(WATCH the video below from WCBD News) — Photo: WCBD News

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