California artist Gregory Kloehn used to create beautiful expensive art sculptures, but he became inspired by the small home movement and started making fully functioning houses out of shipping containers. Shortly after, Gary began making even smaller structures from trash and other things he would find in dumpsters, and gave them to the homeless people in his neighborhood. He calls them “little homeless homes”, they are about the size of a sofa with a pitched roof and wheels so people can push them around.
Gary published a book called Homeless Architecture. For more information on how to make these homes or donate , see Gary’s website and his Facebook page.
“Before I was all about sculpture, but I realized it just sits there. And you’re just peddling it to rich people. I kind of think if you’re putting so much effort into something it would be nice if it did something.”
The foundation is made from discarded wooden pallets.
So far Gary has built ten of these homes.
It sure can make a difference in someone’s life.
It’s incredible that he finds discarded items in dumpsters and can make homes for people.
Gary wants to start having weekend workshops to teach others how to make them. “A lot of people who hear about what I’m doing want to get involved,” he said. “Maybe we meet someplace and put a couple homes together.
Credit: Inside Bay Area
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