Architect Arthur Dyson is working with students at Fresno State University to build a tiny pallet house eco-village for the homeless. The plan is to use mostly reclaimed building materials like pallets for the structures, cardboard for walls, and aluminum cans for roofing.
The project is still looking for a final location but the city of Fresno, California is working to help make that happen, which is very encouraging. I hope this project is successful and provides another example of how eco-villages for the homeless are viable solutions for everyone.
I first spotted this on Jetson Green. I also want to thank Kent at Tiny House Blog for the heads-up. Photo credit Darrell Wong/The Fresno Bee and Arthur Dyson.
Looks like they are using more than just pallet wood, but it is nice to see something recycled.
Two thoughts here:
(1) Isn’t Fresno full of abandoned houses? Seems like the path of least resistance on this issue.
(2) I have had ideas like this but I worry about the legal liability…ie you builed a homeless guy a house and 3 years later he sues you because there are chemicals in the pallet wood… sad but true the US legal system priming itself to collapse under it’s own weight.