Off the Grid in the West Texas Desert

John Wells built the shell of this one-room shack over nine days in 2007; now his 60-acre homestead, deep in the West Texas desert, includes four shipping containers under an arched metal roof, nine water tanks, a solar shower and a solar oven.” – The New York Times

See more of this house Off the Grid in the West Texas Desert at NYTimes.com. Photo by Tony Cenicola for The New York Times

Tiny House at Quixote Village – A Cure for Homelessness

Quixote Village, as it is now called, practices self-governance, with elected leadership and membership rules. While a nonprofit board called Panza funds and guides the project, needing help is not the same thing as being helpless. As Mr. Johnson likes to say, “I’m homeless, not stupid.”” – NYTimes.com

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