Nak'azdli First Nation builds 'tiny houses' for homeless men
Four men on the Nak'azdli Whut'en reserve northwest of Prince George have just moved into the first homes they've ever owned as part of a pilot project that's using "tiny houses" to combat homelessness.
"We didn't know what to expect. We just thought, you know, they don't deserve to be treated like this," said Aileen Prince, the capital housing and lands manager for Nak'azdli. "They deserve to be treated like anyone else."
Prince came up with the idea after seeing TV shows about tiny houses. Compact homes have surged in popularity for people looking at affordable — and sometimes portable — living options.