Second Wind Cottages

Posted: December 5, 2013 by grecoam in Uncategorized

 

Out of all of the different ways in which people have helped the homeless one man’s approach caught my attention. Carmen Guidi from upstate New York decided to buy land to build small cottages in which he plans to donate. His small community will be called Second Wind Cottages. Due to Carmen’s giving and caring nature eighteen homeless people will have a place to call home. I feel that this is a very good idea because the building of a tiny community like this can encourage others to do the same and donate themselves. From reading the article I gathered that Carmen took action after one of his close “homeless” friends committed suicide. After his friends death Carmen went on a tour of a typical “tent city” built by other homeless individuals. I have to agree with the author Mark Horvaths final statement. He argues that, “with the  lack of affordable housing increasing and homelessness increasing,  the tiny house communities are a brilliant idea.” For Carmen to take action one of his close friends had to pass away. As a community if we all take steps early and actively engage with the issue of homelessness then more deaths can be prevented. Below is a video of Mark’s interview with Carmen and the development made on Second Wind Cottages!

If you would like to know more about Second Wind Cottages then click the link ——-> http://secondwindcottages.org

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