KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Members of a Kansas City group are building a tiny house duplex to be used as transitional housing for homeless people.

YouthBuild KCK members are building the tiny house as part of the “Bring Kansas Home” Kansas Housing Conference, The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2bUMVEH ) reports.

The tiny house duplex, which will have two separate 64-square-foot homes, will be able to provide shelter for 90 days while people look for permanent housing. The duplex will be donated to the Wesley House program in Pittsburg, Kansas, for use.

Each home will have a platform bed and storage underneath. The duplex will also have a refrigerator and microwave, and the residents will share a bathroom.

The complex is expected to be mostly completed by the end of the conference.

Funding was provided by the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. and private donors. YouthBuild KCK partnered with Kim Wilson Housing Inc. to build the duplex

The group allows at-risk youth to complete high school while earning construction certification.

Seventeen-year-old Mario Picazo has been working on the project.

“It makes me feel good that I’m actually helping other people get housing — a roof over their head,” Picazo said. “It’s the best feeling anybody really could have, knowing that you are doing something good.”


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com