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Man Builds a Tiny House for Woman He Found Sleeping in the Dirt

What would you do if each morning you left for work and noticed a woman sleeping on the street outside of your home? Would you offer the loose change in your pocket? Would you share a meal with her? To what extent do you think you would become involved in her life?

A Los Angeles man asked himself this very question as he noticed a woman in his neighborhood did not have her own residence. The woman was a 60-year-old who goes by the name Smokie. He wondered how he could help her.

According to the Good News Network, Summers came up with the idea to build her a tiny house and set it up on the street outside his home. The time lapse video below captures the process of constructing the tiny house which cost $500 to build.

Summers isn't the only one who believes that tiny houses are an adequate solution for homelessness. In Austin, Texas, 200 tiny houses are being created to house the homeless. A community of tiny houses have also been situated in Madison, Wisconsin, specifically for the homeless.

Tiny houses became popular in 1997 when Sarah Susanka published her book "The Not So Big House." The homes, which are often built on travel trailers for easy transport, range in size from 80 square feet to 1,000 square feet. They can be designed using the most basic of materials or boast extravagant amenities in a small space.

We may never know just how much this single act of kindness has truly impacted Smokie, but judging by the look on her face as she uses her key to open the front door of her new home, we may have a clue.

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