They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in this case, twenty children are hoping to raise a village.

Students in Seattle, Washington, along with 10 adult volunteers, recently came together to raise almost $40,000 to build the “Impossible City.”  It’s an “eco-village” backed by the nonprofit Sawhorse Revolution to provide shelter for people living the homeless encampment called Nickelsville.

The money raised through Indiegogo will go towards the erection of personal and secure shelters that will feature composting toilets, a community cook space to prepare meals, and a solar-powered hub to power warm water and lighting at night.Seattle Teens Build Impossible City-videoscreengrab-Sawhorse-Revolution

Sawhorse Revolution is building “Impossible City” to give homeless people a brighter future. For instance, they would finally have a secure spot to store their belongings if they need to go to work or to a job interview.

The nonprofit doesn’t plan on stopping. For every $5,350 raised above their $32,000 goal these teens will build another structure to help Seattle’s homeless.

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