“Micro casas” para alojar dezenas de sem-abrigo

Elvis Summers, um residente de Los Angeles, com o financiamento de uma campanha de crowdfunding, construiu até agora 42 tiny houses para alojar pessoas sem-abrigo.

As casas têm cerca de 1,8m de largura, 2,4m de comprimento 2,1m de altura. Têm duas janelas, uma porta de ferro, detectores de fumo, alarmes nas janelas e painéis solares no telhado. Também têm uma bandeira americana na parte de fora que, segundo Elvis, não servem para mostrar orgulho americano mas sim para lembrar aquilo que a América devia ser.

Summers deu uma entrevista ao Curbed:

The tiny houses aren’t meant to be a permanent solution. There are so many steps in dealing with the housing crisis and the first one is shelter.

Even if right now the city said “we’re gonna build enough housing for everybody” and they jumped on it tomorrow, it would still take a decade to build all that. As human beings, we shouldn’t let other human beings live and die in the gutter until that happens. People need a safe place to be. And the tiny houses can be the first step.

While everything else is getting figured out, we can get people off the streets immediately into their own safe place where they can be protected and get a good night’s rest.

Meet the LA man who has built dozens of tiny houses for homeless residents [Elijah Chiland, Curbed]

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