Greg Kloehn went from selling his sculptures to wealthy art collectors to looking through rubbish, to build houses.
Greg’s Tiny House Movement uses illegally dumped rubbish to build mini mobile homes for California’s homeless. The homes are built by a team of volunteers and are waterproof and brightly coloured.
Kloehn says: “Each home is made from items found on the street, pallets, doors, refrigerator parts, paint, etc…. The only cost to me is screws, nails, glue and the gas it takes me to drive around Oakland and find the stuff on the street. I guesstimate each home to have $30-$50 US dollars in my cost.”
Not only is he helping to clean the streets, he is also providing much needed homes for people living on these streets.