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Tiny houses: A big idea to end homelessness

Linda Federico-O'Murchu, Special to CNBC
Gregory Kloehn with small houses.
Source: Brian Reynolds

Advocates tackling the nation's homeless problem are thinking small.

In Austin, Texas, a village of 200 tiny houses is being built for the homeless. In upstate New York, Rochester Greenovation has designed a prototype for small-scale individualized shelters. "