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
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.
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.