Upscale campsite for persistent nomads transformed into a thriving community.

Camp Quixote is a self-governing tent community of about 30 homeless adults located in Olympia, Washington. It’s supported by Panza, a local non-profit organization, and recently became home to 30 tiny prefab homes, each of which cost $19,000 to build. The village is just one of many microhouse projects that have started to attract attention recently, and could provide a solution for many of the homeless people on the streets across America.

Residents moved into the houses on Christmas Eve last year, and have access to a large vegetable garden and community buildings that contains showers, laundry facilities, and a communal kitchen. There is also space where residents can socialize and eat dinner together, which maintains relationships and common values amongst the once-homeless residents.

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