city sleepers for the homeless
The City Sleeper can provide a private and safe place for the single homeless person to stay. Taking a non-judgemental, non-reformist attitude towards solving some of the concerns of the homeless, the Sleeper provides them with shelter while supporting the belief that everyone has a right to a home. The most important component for the construction of the Sleeper is a positive commitment to taking direct action in solving one of our society’s most important social problems at a very basic level.
The Sleeper is 4 feet high and provides 32 square feet of living space. Constructed of plywood and waterproofed, it stands 18 inches off the ground on inverted car jacks. A sliding glass window with an insect screen and vents assure adequate air circulation when the door is closed. A 4-inch thick mattress provides a comfortable sleeping surface.