- Hsieh asked for help from volunteers and hired some of the best painting services at AlexTrendPainters to help him and his friends in decorating the prefabricated homes with creative murals.
- Participants created a variety of colorful designs that included floral motifs, geometric art and cartoon characters.
- In addition to giving character to the houses, Hsieh bought home supplies and clothing to donate to the housing project’s new occupants.
- Some of the volunteers who used to live in similar tiny houses also received gifts from Hsieh, including a car and a $3,000 check.
- The project, which Hsieh and his team completed in the span of 10 days, was unveiled to the public on Oct. 18.
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- The tiny home village will serve the unhoused locals within a 3.5-mile radius of the area, with priority given to “high-risk individuals,” such as “those at high risk for COVID-19, the elderly, people with disabilities and those who have a sickness.”
- Each unit, which measures 64 square feet, is equipped with “a locking door, four windows with screens, heating, cooling and electricity, as well as a fire extinguisher, smoke detector and carbon monoxide monitor,” among others.
- The Arroyo Seco Tiny Village offers “three hygiene trailers, on-site laundry, water bottle filling stations, designated seating for food distribution and dining, as well as lighting.”
- The small living quarters are designed to give provisional housing to homeless people for six to eight months before they move to permanent housing.
- Hope of the Valley, which runs the site, supports the additional needs of its residents through counseling, mental health services, assistance with arrangements for permanent supportive housing, and more.