One man is taking on homelessness by tapping into the tiny-house craze that’s sweeping the nation right now.
It all started after Los Angeles resident Elvis Summers noticed a 60-year-old woman in his neighborhood sleeping in the dirt a few doors down from where he lived.
Feeling like it was his duty as a fellow human to try and do something to help the poor woman, he decided to build a tiny home for her out of recycled materials.
It took Summers five days to build the home, which comes complete with a window and sturdy wheels to move it between different locations.
These materials, including the wheels and two locks for the front door, cost him about $500.
Can you imagine, a home for 500$!
His words say it all:
“Nobody should be homeless, especially in one of the richest countries in the world.”
Feeling inspired by what he’d managed to do in such a short time, Summers founded My Tiny House Project LA.
He’s already built over 30 tiny houses for homeless people across the city.