Homeless in Seattle. A story of community and sharing.


What would you do if you met and became friends with a homeless person and wanted to help them but either didn’t want to or couldn’t share your house with them? You’d build one for them of course.

That was the response from two home owners living in Seattle who, having become so concerned about homelessness in their city and having met some of them, decided to build a tiny house in their backyard for a 75 year-old homeless man.

It’s an amazing story and just another example of how good can come from sharing in so many different ways. Read this inspiring story.

Yes magazine article – Would you put a tiny house in your backyard for a homeless person?

Please let us know about other sharing solutions you know of or read about and we’ll share them with our community.


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