This eco-friendly homelessness project takes on two social justice issues at once. Gregory Kloehn's Homeless Homes Project creates mobile homes for homeless people out of garbage and other discarded materials. This way people in need of shelter have a place to live while the environment also benefits.
The mobile homes' construction materials come from illegal street dumping, commercial waste and extra household items. Each house looks a little bit different, but all are on wheels. Upgraded versions include kitchen and bathroom areas.
The California based artist behind this homelessness project aims to bring together trash with creative people to make mobile, innovative and sturdy shelters for the homeless. The recycled aspect also plays into finances, as it is cheaper to build this way.
The Homelessness Project Uses Discarded Items to Provide Housing
1. Eco-friendly Housing - The trend of using recycled materials to build housing is disrupting traditional construction methods.
2. Upcycling - The trend of upcycling discarded items for new purposes is disrupting the waste management industry.
3. Mobile Housing - The trend of creating mobile homes for the homeless is disrupting the traditional model of stationary housing.
1. Construction - The use of recycled materials to build homes presents an opportunity for the construction industry to adopt more sustainable practices.
2. Waste Management - The use of discarded items to create homes presents an opportunity for the waste management industry to find new ways to repurpose waste.
3. Homelessness Services - The trend of creating mobile homes for the homeless presents an opportunity for the homelessness services industry to explore new models of shelter.