Designs for a solar charging station, composting latrines, and a community space for cooking are on the way.

In the middle of the tents, blue tarps, and simple shacks that make up Nickelsville—a homeless community in Seattle that roams from place to place wherever it can find land to use temporarily—there’s a prototype of a tiny new green house. It’s the beginning of a new, moveable “eco-village” for the community. And it was designed and built by teenagers.

Dubbed the Impossible City, the house is part of a project run by Sawhorse Revolution, a local nonprofit that teaches students basic design and construction skills while building things that the community can actually use. One day, project leaders happened to walk by Nickelsville and realized they could help.

Source: www.fastcoexist.com

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