Homeless People Display Rare Creativity by Building Village under Bridge, it Has Clinic Facility

Homeless People Display Rare Creativity by Building Village under Bridge, it Has Clinic Facility

- Homelessness in Okaland, California, United States, has forced some unhoused people to think out of the box by building a village for themselves under a bridge

- Oakland is home to more than 4,000 unhoused people; and the village they built has taken them away from the streets where they hitherto called their homes

- The village is called Cob on Wood and it has a lot of facilities that give residents a sense of dignity

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Some homeless people in Oakland, California, United States, have found a way to solve their housing crisis by building a village under a bridge.

According to The Guardian, the village which is called Cob on Wood is a collection of beautiful small structures built from foraged materials.

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Homeless People Display Rare Creativity by Building Village under Bridge, it Has Clinic Facility
Cob on Wood was created by some homeless Oaklanders and the village is giving them a sense of dignity. Photo credit: Gabrielle Canon/The Guardian
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Legit.ng gathers that in this collection of structures, there’s a hot shower, a fully stocked kitchen, an outdoor pizza oven, a composting toilet, and a clinic.

There is a store that people go to receive donated items including clothes and books.

Dmitri Schusterman, a nearby resident who helped organise and build the centre at the end of 2020, said each component was built by hand.

In his words:

“It is about uniting everybody. It is working. This is the vision we had and it is working like a miracle.”

Leajay Harper, a woman who had to send her children to live with her mother because of a housing problem, said she now lives in a place where her kids can spend time with her.

The woman, who is the kitchen manager in Cob on Wood, lost her house after losing her job during the 2008 financial crisis. She was born and raised in Oakland.

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In other news, Yahaya Ahmed, a Nigerian engineer, built a house in Kaduna using 14,800 sand-filled plastic bottles as bricks.

Ahmed is the director of a non-governmental organisation, Developmental Association of Renewable Energies in Nigeria (DARE).

The engineer said the house was built by his organisation to encourage recycling of waste materials, create jobs and ensure a safer environment in Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng

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