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Personal liberty is under attack in so many areas of American society, and combined with a faltering economy, people are in greater need than ever of finding ways to survive economically while still maintaining basic freedoms.”
The tiny house movement is one of the many creative ways in which people are out-smarting the matrix of consumerism and debt. Recently, however, we reported on the federal government’s attempts through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make owning and living in a tiny home more difficult for those who wish to do so.
Case in point: California, where Los Angeles city council member Curren Price recently requested that sanitation officials confiscate and destroy a number of tiny homes owned by homeless people.
Tiny homes for the homeless are an idea started by long-time L.A. resident Elvis Summers who wanted to help a 60-year-old homeless neighbor who was always sleeping in the dirt. The movement has been gaining momentum in the L.A. area as way to extend compassion to the city’s least fortunate. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated to this effort, and dozens of tiny homes have been built and donated by caring residents who have worked hard to see to it that the most downtrodden in their communities have some type of basic shelter.
Naturally these little homes aren’t your best choice but is the government really after the best interest of the people or just eager to maintain a society of debt slaves and afraid of this novel independent idea?
originally posted by: opethPA
I find the title of the source material to be a bit of hyperbole but ATS has it's rules so I understand why people follow them.
Its a tough call..
A better move would be to find a location outside of a city streets and move the tiny homes there.
I know some people on ATS seem to have this belief that being homeless means you are just a struggling person that is noble , clean and in general better then any professional or successful person but the reality of that is much different. Additionally people just saying "well im going to set my tiny home up where ever I want" doesnt work for a multitude of reasons. Look no farther than the pic in the source and see an example of a situation that shouldnt be allowed to continue. As a home owner why would I want to look out my window every day and see another persons tiny home at my curb? Again, I am not saying destroy them but rather find another location to centralize all of them but I just dont agree with the idea that they go anywhere.
It's a complex equation and because of the randomness of how homeless people respond their probably isn't one right or wrong answer
originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: Willtell
Just curious about two things after reading the article....
1) It said that the units come with lights. Are these battery powered or hard wired? If hard wired, where are they getting the electric from?
2) Where are these tiny homes being placed?
originally posted by: Bennyzilla
a reply to: Willtell
A lot of the time their real concern is that the homes don't hook up to local utilities and therefore they can't charge them for gas, water, electric, ect.
We don't want people living in homes the state doesn't make any money off of you know?
Back to the streets with them.