In 2013, it was determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that approximately 610,000 sleep without shelter every night. Homelessness is a persistent issue in the U.S. in spite of billions of taxpayer dollars being spent on shelters and social services. What could be a possible solution to eradicate homelessness? Perhaps its the Tiny House Movement.
It is a social movement where people are downsizing the space that they live in. For homelessness, it’s an opportunity to create small “pods” as solutions for providing some shelter.
Artist Gregory Kloehn, from California, has built small, portable homes for the past several years for about $100 each. These homes are usually created with the trash that others discard of, thus creating an environmentally friendly option for small living.
Check out some of his pictures below and visit his website to see more of his work.