One of the Many Uses for Tiny Houses – Activists Work to End Homelessness

In what looks like an ordinary woodshop in Madison, Wisconsin, filled with table saws, screwdrivers and more screws and nails than you could count, transformative work is underway. This space, operated and owned by a nonprofit called Occupy Madison Incorporated, is part of a village of small houses built to order for – and by – homeless individuals in Wisconsin’s capital city.” – VOA News

Read about how Activists Work to End Homelessness One Tiny House at a Time. Photo by Noah Phillips for VOA.

Occupy Madison Village Building a Sense of Community

Keith Valiquette says it was the sense of community that attracted him to Occupy Madison’s tiny house movement. And he predicts that others, even people who can afford regular-sized houses, will be joining him.” – Pat Schneider for The Cap Times

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Tiny Houses for Wisconsin Homeless

Her 99-square-foot home, which boasts flower window boxes, was built by volunteers of the Occupy Madison group, as part of about a half dozen similar projects around the United States, including in New York and Texas, to shelter the homeless.” – Reuters

via Tiny houses a way off the streets for Wisconsin homeless | Reuters. Learn more about these homes at Occupy Madison.

High School Students Learn by Building a Tiny House for The Homeless

Instead of building a shed like they usually do, students in Todd Faulhaber’s introduction to construction class at Madison La Follette High School this semester are going a little farther to learn basic building techniques. They’re also learning about homelessness by building a tiny house for Occupy Madison’s OM Build project.” – Pat Schneider for The Cap Times

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10 Tiny Homes for Wisconsin Homeless

If we raise $50,000 we can build 10 homes for people currently experiencing homelessness.  These homes can be plugged in to the grid, have solar power for lights and small appliances.  They have a composting toilet, an internal water system for washing hands or brushing teeth as well as a vented propane heater and substantial insulation for warmth!  Most importantly, these houses provide safety, a place to store items, a bed to sleep in and a place to call home!” – Occupy Madison

Learn more about 10 Tiny Homes for Wisconsin Homeless on Indiegogo.