Hattie used to look down on homeless people. But then she lost her housing, lived in tent camps, met a wide variety of people, and changed her views. She now believes that tiny-house villages are essential to help people overcome the trauma of becoming homeless. The sense of shared struggle gives people confidence and a feeling of being valued by their peers.
Hattie Rhodes, 38, lives in a tiny-house village in south Seattle. She works a full-time, minimum wage job at a major retailer of household goods.