reWIRed: February 2015

It’s the end of February (or has been for a few days), and it’s time for the monthly round-up show that is reWIRed, where host Montez McCrary discusses his favorite stories of the last 30 (give or take) days from, covering the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “reWIRed: February 2015”

A Small Village For The Homeless in Madison, Wisconsin

Occupy Madison has created a village of tiny houses for the homeless.

A non-profit organization in Madison, Wisconsin has created a small world for the area’s homeless.  Right now, there is an estimated 3,370 homeless people (and rising) in the area, but thanks to the efforts of Occupy Madison, those numbers will be dropping. The village contains nine tiny homes, day resource center, and access to restrooms, showers, laundry (with future plans for a community garden, tree orchard, and chickens in the spring), and gives the area’s homeless a safe and warm place to sleep, reports Revolution News. The tiny homes — all made from reclaimed or recycled material —  are 98 square feet and feature a bed, kitchen, bathroom, storage, and propane heat. The homes cost an estimated $3,000 to build, all of which came from donations. The homes were built by a “revolving” crew of volunteers, including some formerly homeless residents, reports Daily Kos. Continue reading “A Small Village For The Homeless in Madison, Wisconsin”