Some friends and I have been trying to build a village for homeless people for many years. I often get asked how it would work and respond with paragraphs in posts so, I decided to blog about what my the ideal homeless village is. Note that this is my opinion only and not all of the people involved. I've studied many plans and visited a few villages, like Austin, TX for example as well as many "shelters". As an adult, I personally find it offensive that many people think I need a babysitter or supervisor or what ever you want to call that person you put "in charge". A lot of people are not homeless from their own doing but others.
The idea is for a life off the streets and NOT back into the system that has made the problem. To begin with, a plot of land that is tax exempt and that is about a half acre per person. A tiny house and garden area for growing your own food and raising animals. A person that contributes to the community with bartering food and skills, just like in the beginning of the USA as well as getting back to the basics, is what it will take to solve a lot of the world problems. Depending on others and not yourself, is what is keeping the world in the 20th century because corporations have taken over. We have stopped being creative and independent and often moving backwards. To raise village funds, surplus food and items can be made and sold.
|This picture describes MY thoughts perfectly.|
When talking with people about the project or visiting other villages, I often find that folks are under the impression that millions of dollars needs to be spent to have a place to live and that is the corporate influence that has corrupted the United States of America as well as the so called building codes. We do not need it.
We are writing the bi-laws and can be changed once the village is setup but we do have a ruff draft. We originally named it #HomelessEcoVille but because we couldn't get the domain name, it was taken by a person that refuses to give it up and still does not understand the concept. The biggest issue we have with getting anyone to back our plan is that people seem to think we need to be supervised.
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