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They are no larger than 64 square feet, provide shelter and a warm place for the homeless to sleep. Cost less than $1,500 (CAD) each to build.

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16 homeless people have a safe place to stay inside a single 40-foot shipping container. The container rooms are heated, lit and provide hot water, while they also come equipped with smoke detectors and bathrooms that are accessible to the handicapped. The shipping container is subdivided into eight rooms for the homeless with two beds per room. There is also an office for two trained staff members so someone could be on site to admit and care for the homeless seeking shelter.

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from Inhabitat

How Tiny House Villages Could Solve America's Homeless Epidemic

Tiny House Villages Become Sustainable Housing for the Homeless | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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"I remember walking through the city streets with a former boss once. Along the way, we passed many homeless people seeking cash and encouragement. He said out loud which of them should receive anything. I wondered silently how he could judge since, although I knew he'd had a troubled childhood, he'd never lived a day on the street . <3"

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Global stratification can vary in types of people and in different countries around the world. Some call it slums while we call it poverty it's all the same and that number is growing every year.

Global stratification can vary in types of people and in different countries around the world. Some call it slums while we call it poverty it's all the same and that number is growing every year.

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Housing the Displaced CMAX | an emergency shelter that combines advantages of tents with those of trailers. It ships and stores flat like a tent, and two people can set one up in 11 minutes.

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