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San Jose approves tiny house villages for the homeless

San Jose approves tiny house villages for the homeless | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
San Jose City Council selects two sites for "sleeper cabin"-based housing communities for the homeless, after years of discussion and local opposition.
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having grown up in Chicago and seen the public housing projects - I hope to see tiny houses catch on as a 21st century option....   

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Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud

Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A two-bedroom house requires 14,000 bottles to complete. To put this into perspective, Nigeria throws away three million bottles every day. Clearly, there are plenty of bottles which can be repurposed to build every individual in their own abode. 
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no clue how many bottles we throw away each day in the USA - but how about looking into this as a solution for the homeless here?    IMAGINE the benefits....

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Tiny Villages May Be the Next Big Housing Trend

Tiny Villages May Be the Next Big Housing Trend | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Tiny houses are all the rage, but experts believe that tiny home villages will soon be sweeping across the country - if they can get past the red tape.
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what do you think - a solution for the homeless too?

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