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“Homeless in America’s Tent Cities”

I was looking for information about ‘tent cities’ in the US and abroad the other day, when I ran across this photo and audio exposé on Reuters called Homeless in America’s Tent Cities.  The article states; “Tracking tent cities is difficult, but the NLCHP identified more than 100 across 41 U.S. states from 2008-2013, though… Read more “Homeless in America’s Tent Cities”

Public lands for mico-Homeless Ecovillages?

In January of this year, 2015, there was a wonderful article in BuzzFeed about tiny home villages called Home Petite Home.  In the article, Tim Murphy starts with the question; “In the Pacific Northwest, people with nowhere else to go are forming micro-communities with communal kitchens and toilets but teeny, individual sleeping units. Could tiny homes,… Read more Public lands for mico-Homeless Ecovillages?

Homeless man arrested for living in tiny house …

So they would rather put people in jail than allow them to live under shelter.  The solution should not be jails. Homeless Ecoville offers a sustainable solution for homelessness.  Help us give the homeless a ‘hand-up not a hand-out’.  If we all shared a couple of dollars, we could purchase land to construct an Ecoville.… Read more Homeless man arrested for living in tiny house …

Not far from our nations capital …

“FAIRFAX, Virginia (CNN)–

A homeless man was arrested Sunday for constructing and living in an underground cave that was dug 15 feet underground in Fairfax, Virginia.

Yosue Joel Rios, 25, dug stairs that descended to two rooms, according to Fairfax Police Department’s Public Information Officer Natalie Hinesley.

“To the left was a small alcove that was a little smaller where we thought he was sleeping. The room to the right was a bit larger from floor to ceiling that was about 5½ feet tall, so you could almost stand up.”

Rios hasn’t told police how long it took to create the cave and how long he lived there.

The underground cave was in woods approximately 200 yards behind the Fairfax Police Department. Inside the cave was evidence that Rios not only slept in there but also spent time self-teaching.

Along with sleeping gear and digging tools were educational books and writings on religion, the English language and the United States criminal justice system.

No identification has been found connecting Rios to any school, but a library card was found that is suspected to be the source for his studies.

“I’ve never seen an underground cave, but I have seen homeless camps like tents and makeshift shelters above ground. But I have never seen something as intricate as this,” said Hinesley.”

Virginia Man Arrested for Underground Home.

Homeless Ecoville has a new internet home

Homeless Ecoville has a new home on the web! We are pleased to announce to you, that we have registered the domain “homelessecoville.com” for the next two years! We would like to see this become a network of people sharing ideas and working towards making a Homeless Ecovillage a reality. We need you! If we… Read more Homeless Ecoville has a new internet home