Trash Turns To Treasure With Dumpster-Diving Artist's Clever Homeless Shelters

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Gregory Kloehn spends half his time going through Dumpsters and the other half building shelters for the homeless.

Gregory Kloehn

Gregory Kloehn, an artist from Oakland, has a noble mission, even if it involves spending a large part of his life rummaging through Dumpsters and gathering knickknacks that could come in handy in some people’s homes.

He and his team spend the rest of their time creating small, one room shelters for homeless people in California.

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The homes may be small but they are sturdy and come with wheels so the residents can move them about when need be.

They can’t be used for much more than sleeping or keeping personal stuff but they are a godsend compared to sleeping out in the open and braving the elements.

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Kloehn's book, “Homeless Architecture,” documents how his passion turned into a lifetime purpose and even an art. Kloehn also founded the Homeless Homes Project and published a book, “Homeless Architecture,” as well.

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