This Guy Digs Through Trash To Create Something We Often Take For Granted

May 5, 2014

California-based artist Gregory Kloehn gave up creating expensive sculptures for the rich to build shelters for the homeless... made completely out of garbage.

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

Gregory digs through illegally dumped trash and even goes dumpster diving to find his materials.

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

He then puts them into use, building tiny shelters for people in need.

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

His homes have wheels, so they can easily be moved.

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

And he still gets to be creative...

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

To date, Kloehn has built 10 such homes.

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

He even spends some time during the year living in a steel dumpster. Kloehn spent about $4,000 to turn the dumpster into a compact, moveable residence in New York City.


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But it's got most of the comforts of home, including a kitchen.


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His idea to build homes for the needy came when a homeless man visited his art studio asking for a tarp.

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

All Gregory had was a tiny wooden frame he was working on, equipped with a built-in kitchen, water tank and a small trap for human waste.

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

He realized right then and there… this was a home he could use.

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

portable homes for homeless
Gregory Kloehn

Sources: ViralNova, Huffington Post, GregoryKloehn.com

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