Group hopes to build temporary sleeping cabins for homeless in Northumberland

Sleeping cabins

The Northumberland Sleeping Cabin Collective wants to create temporary shelter for those living in tents in parks and public spaces. This is an example of a sleeping cabin from a project in Kingston.

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After efforts, this summer to find a solution to people sleeping in parks and public spaces across Northumberland, a group of concerned citizens got together to propose a solution. Sleeping cabins are small huts of less than 100 sq. ft. that provide a secure, safe place for those who are homeless. These cabins are already being used in Kitchener, Peterborough, and Kingston with some success. They are widely used in the United States.

A group called the Northumberland Sleeping Cabin Collective is currently touring one of these cabins around the county, trying to build support for a similar project. Have a listen to Meaghan Sheffield as she describes the group’s current plans and what they hope to achieve.

Originally aired: November 18, 2022


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