Sunday, December 6, 2015

Fox Hole Homes Sheltering Homeless Veterans in New Mexico

New nonprofit Fox Hole Homes has a hairbrained scheme to house homeless veterans-- and so far, it's working 
Alamogordo Daily News
Haley Gray December 5, 2015
Ted Brinegar and Darron Williams, founding members of Fox Hole Homes, pose at their

first build site on Fiddler's Green in Otero County. (Photo: Haley Gray - Daily News)
The drive onto No. 60 Rattle Snake Road is easy to miss.

The gravel road, probably not wide enough for two cars, meanders through the desert between Alamogordo and Tularosa. Cacti and chaparral grow low to the dusty ground. No trees offer shade.

Behind the Josefoski home, planted on this unlikely plot of land just east of U.S. Highway 54/70, is a 120-square-foot residence two years in the making rises out of the dirt. It is the first project by Fox Hole Homes, a small but significant step in realizing Ryan Timmermans’ and Ted Brinegar’s vision of creating a community of off the grid, sustainably-built homes to house struggling homeless veterans. Brinegar and Timmermans had met earlier this year, having had nursed the same wild, ambitious plan completely unaware of each other.
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