Can Oregon’s tiny houses be part of the solution to homelessness?
Since 1950, the American family home has become two and a half times larger, even as fewer people on average are living in them. Is it time to downsize?
A hint of exasperation creeps into Andrew Heben’s preternaturally relaxed demeanour as he talks about some of the ways his work has been reported on. “I never said that this was the solution to homelessness. It’s one experiment, we need more.”
As we walk around the neat, colourful collection of tiny houses in Opportunity Village, sitting on an acre of grassy city land in Eugene, Oregon, it’s clear that the problem he’s…
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