He has one of the biggest hearts in the world. His name is Gregory Kloehn and he goes dumpster diving, but not for the reason that most people would think.
He uses what he collects to build small, one room shelters for the homeless.
Gregory isn’t homeless. In fact, he is an artist from Oakland that is trying to help the homeless and develop his craft at the same time.
Instead of building sculptures that he would sell to rich people to add to their massive homes, he decided to focus his efforts on helping house the homeless population in California.
The “little homeless homes” are about the size of the sofa.
But, something that small can mean the world to someone living on the streets.
Each of the homes are built with a pitched roof, so rain will run right off of them.
They also have wheels, so their owners will be able to wheel them around if they need to.
The foundation he usually uses are discarded wooden pallets.
This man’s works are incredibly selfless, even heroic.
Gregory can turn someone else’s trash into someone’s treasure.
Since he focused on housing, Gregory knows what he creates is being used.
He knows how to use his gift well.
The small shelters Gregory builds for some people are the best house they’ve had in years.
He published a book titled “Homeless Architecture.”
He wants to help others build homes.
Nobody should have to sleep outside.
At first he was just building tiny homes to sell.
One day, a homeless man came by his studio asking for a tarp.
All Gregory had was a tiny wooden frame he was working on, equipped with a built-in kitchen.
He then realized… it was a home that this man could use.
Someone could use it and it would change their life.
He doesn’t intend to stop building any time soon.
What a wonderful thing to give shelter to those who find the world a cold and harsh place.
When you’re homeless having a roof over your head of any size is a blessing. These tiny shelters are surely appreciated.
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