Nonprofit builds tiny houses for Wis. homeless

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A nonprofit group hopes to build a village of tiny houses for the homeless in Madison.

Occupy Madison Inc. is spearheading the effort, which requires eventual residents help build and decorate the units.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the first tenants are moving in Tuesday. The first two houses were built this summer thanks to more than 50 volunteers.

City ordinance allows the houses to be parked on the street as long as they're moved every 48 hours.

Bruce Wallbaum, project organizer for Occupy Madison, and other organizers are working with area churches to allow the houses to park up to three in each lot.

Eventually the organization hopes to buy land and create a village of up to 30 of the houses.

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