I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance.

Gregory Kloehn goes dumpster diving, but not for the reason that most people would think. He isn’t homeless. In fact, he is an artist from Oakland that is trying to help the homeless and develop his craft at the same time.

Instead of building sculptures that he would sell to rich people to add to their massive homes, he decided to focus his efforts on helping house the homeless population in California.

GREGORY DIGS THROUGH ILLEGALLY DUMPED TRASH AND GOES DUMPSTER DIVING.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - Gregory digs through illegally dumped trash and goes dumster diving
Gregory Kloehn

HE USES WHAT HE COLLECTS TO BUILD SMALL, ONE ROOM SHELTERS FOR THE HOMELESS.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - he uses what he collects to build small, one room shelters for th homeless
Gregory Kloehn

AND HIS HOMELESSNESS PROJECT IS GETTING ATTENTION.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - and his homelessness project is getting attention
Gregory Kloehn

NOT ONLY FROM THE MEDIA, BUT FROM THE PEOPLE HE HELPS AS WELL.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - not only from the media but from the people he helps as well
Gregory Kloehn

THE “LITTLE HOMELESS HOMES” ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE SOFA.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - the little homeless homes are about the size of the sofa
Gregory Kloehn

BUT, SOMETHING THAT SMALL CAN MEAN THE WORLD TO SOMEONE LIVING ON THE STREETS.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - but something that small can mean the world to someone living on the streets
Gregory Kloehn

EACH OF THE HOMES ARE BUILT WITH A PITCHED ROOF, SO RAIN WILL RUN RIGHT OFF OF THEM.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - each of the homes are built with a pitched roof
Gregory Kloehn

THEY ALSO HAVE WHEELS, SO THEIR OWNERS WILL BE ABLE TO WHEEL THEM AROUND IF THEY NEED TO.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - they also have wheels
Gregory Kloehn

THE FOUNDATION HE USUALLY USES ARE DISCARDED WOODEN PALLETS.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. the foundation he usually uses are discarded wooden pallets
Gregory Kloehn

AT FIRST, AS AN ARTIST, HE MADE SCULPTURES.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - at first as an artist he made sculptures
Gregory Kloehn

BUT PEDDLING HIS CREATIONS GOT OLD.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - but peddling his creations got old
Gregory Kloehn

SINCE HE FOCUSED ON HOUSING, GREGORY KNOWS WHAT HE CREATES IS BEING USED.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - since he focused on housing gregory knows what he creates is being used
Gregory Kloehn

A HOMELESS WOMAN HE KNOWS WELL, WONDER, RAVES ABOUT WHAT HE DOES.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - a homeless woman know well
Gregory Kloehn

THE SMALL SHELTER GREGORY BUILT FOR HER WAS THE BEST HOUSE SHE’S HAD IN 5 YEARS.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - the small shelter gregory built for her was the best house she had in 5 years
Gregory Kloehn

HE PUBLISHED A BOOK TITLED “HOMELESS ARCHITECTURE.”

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - he published a book titled homeless architecture
Gregory Kloehn

HIS FOCUS SEEMS TO BE ON HELPING THEM BUILD HOMES…

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - his focus seems to be on helping them build homes...
Gregory Kloehn

EVEN WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE A CONVENTIONAL “HOUSE” TO WORK WITH.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - even when they don't have a conventional house to work with
Gregory Kloehn

AT FIRST HE WAS JUST BUILDING TINY HOMES TO SELL.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - at first he was just building tiny homes to sell
Gregory Kloehn

ONE DAY, A HOMELESS MAN CAME BY HIS STUDIO ASKING FOR A TARP.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - one day a homeless man came by his studio asking for a tarp
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.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - all gregory had was a tiny wooden frame
Gregory Kloehn

HE THEN REALIZED… IT WAS A HOME THAT THIS MAN COULD USE.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - he then realized... it was a home that this man could use
Gregory Kloehn

SOMEONE COULD USE IT AND IT WOULD CHANGE THEIR LIFE.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - someone could use it and it would change their life
Gregory Kloehn

HE CAN’T BUILD HOUSES FOR ALL OF OAKLAND’S HOMELESS.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - he can't build houses for all of oakland's homeless
Gregory Kloehn

HOWEVER, HE DOESN’T INTEND TO STOP BUILDING ANY TIME SOON.

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - however he doesn't intend to stop building any time soon
Gregory Kloehn

HE’S THOUGHT ABOUT STARTING CLASSES, TEACHING OTHERS HOW TO MAKE THEM. “A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HEAR ABOUT WHAT I’M DOING WANT TO GET INVOLVED,” HE SAID. “MAYBE WE MEET SOMEPLACE AND PUT A COUPLE HOMES TOGETHER.”

I’ve Seen People Turn Garbage Into Some Cool Stuff. But THIS…. This Is Absolute Brilliance. - he's thought about starting classes, teaching others how to make them
Gregory Kloehn

Source: Huffington Post via Viral Nova

This artist uses trash to change people’s lives. It’s absolutely brilliant. If more people could learn how to create these tiny homes for others, the impact could be huge. Strangers have come forward on his Facebook page to donate money to what Gregory is doing.

Share this amazing initiative by clicking on the button below. This is the kind of idea that should catch on. People’s lives could be changed forever.

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3 comments

  1. If he ever does this, count me in.
    I would love to do this!!!!
    -les
    www.lovewhatyouread14.blogspot.com

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  2. Absolutely love this... find me on facebook.. name is Doron Kutash.. I will set up your national network to end homelessness in America.. (and then beyond).. you can simply set up the schooling, the how to.. a simple youtube channel.. great job.. bye for now! :)

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