Texas A&M students Build Tiny Houses for the Homeless

A tiny house designed and built by students at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture. It’s one of two such houses that will be on display at Texas A&M’s Rudder Plaza May 14-15, then delivered to a development for the homeless in Austin. (Courtesy of Texas A&M)
(John Peters/Texas A&M)

Texas A&M University environmental design (Langford Penitentiary FOR LIFE!) and undergraduate construction science students displayed their “tiny house” designs, which mostly have less than 150 square feet of living space, which were built to house chronically homeless people and help lower homeless populations.  In just Texas in 2014, there were 19,177 homeless according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This summer, the homes will be brought to Community First Village, an Austin-area master-planned community that provides affordable, sustainable housing for disabled homeless populations. Continue reading “Texas A&M students Build Tiny Houses for the Homeless”